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The Unexpected

Today I sit here writing this journal entry or should I say blog post from quarantine. A place I never expected to be especially since I have had the vaccine. Once again, I am brought to the reality that I am not in control. I have also realized how much I like to be in control. If you are anything like me, you would like for everything to go your way all the time. Well, unfortunately, that's not the reality of life and if we are being honest, it's a good thing that we don't get our way most of the time. I am reminded of Proverbs 3:5-6 which states, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight."

I have read this verse probably a thousand times, but I feel like I haven't understood it until recently. It is so easy to pass over the part that says in all your ways submit to him. So many times I have read that verse and thought "of course I submit all my ways to him", but really, I'm only submitting what I feel comfortable with to God. I catch myself only giving God situations that I feel I have control over. When the reality is whether I submit every part of my life to him or not, he already has the final say. He already knows the beginning, middle, and end of everything I am going through.

I have found so many times in life, where I don't get my way and must lean on him alone, and that is where I find true peace. So Christian, what part of your life have you not surrendered to him yet? What part of your life are you desperately trying to control and hang onto? I know it is hard, but Jesus is a good father and always has the best in mind for his children. Psalms 55:22 states, "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."

I encourage you, today and every day to cast all your cares on him. Let him be your portion and prize. There is no failure with the Lord, and he has never lost a battle. Nothing takes God by surprise. He just wants his children to surrender every detail of their hearts and lives. So Christian, will you come to him today with every detail and let him give you peace? He is waiting.

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