I don’t know about you, but I always feel better about a situation, when I feel like I have some form of control. We like to know what to expect and what’s the next step. When a problem or circumstance comes our way, we try to come up with every possible scenario or solution. We want to know how it’s going to end up.
When we realize we aren’t in control, or there’s nothing else we can do, we begin to panic. Scramble to figure out a way. Try to regain some control, some way, no matter the cost. It’s hard to lose control.
Sometimes we just have to trust. Sounds so simple, but sometimes it’s not. It’s a process, that we have to work through.
Our first step is to recognize that ultimately we aren’t in control. This is a good thing! I don’t know about you, but I know I’m not cut out for the Maintaining the Universe job. It’s freeing to know that that Jesus, the one who is in control is pure, spotless and without blemish. He’s completely just and completely loving. He already knows the plans He has for you.
Next, is surrender. Surrender that, whatever the outcome, the God who created us, loves us, and knows what we need. It gives me much peace to know that I have a God that loves me more than I can even comprehend. He loves me even more than I love myself. He knows what will bring Him the most glory. As a follower of Jesus, His glory will bring me the most joy. No matter what the outcome.
However, none of this will happen until we go to God. Go to him in prayer, go to His Word. Seek Him! Go with nothing to offer, even when we don’t want to. Go to God broken, acknowledging our need for Him. Go to Him and ask him to help us surrender. To help let go of the the imaginary grip we have on our situation. He is faithful and loves us. He wants us to come to Him, he desires to be our refuge. We have nothing to offer Him, go anyway. He is BETTER.