What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31
God is with us AND for us. Are there any sweeter words?
As we align our will with God's will, we can accomplish anything. We do need to remember that while He promises to be with us, He doesn't promise an easy road.
I needed this reminder.
I've been slack when it comes to Mending Hearts. I'll be honest. I expect it to just be easy. Everything just fall into place. Doors open. Ta dah! A la peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. POOF!
But it isn't going to be that way. I am going to meet resistance, especially because it's God's will. The enemy certainly doesn't want to see anyone succeed at God's will. Nothing will stop us, but Satan will certainly try.
Do not be discouraged. Be still and rest in the knowledge that God is God and He is in control.
Yeah - I know. I need to focus on that. Focus on what God wants - not whether it'll be easy for me. Nothing worthwhile is going to be easy. Hard work is what's needed.
The devotion for January 9th was PERFECT for this. It reminds me to slow down. Enjoy the journey; let God lead the way.
It should be like that for my entire life - not just parts of it. Give my entire life to Him. Not just bits & pieces. Giving Him total control of my life - I'll admit. It's scary. It's a total control thing for me. But I know that when I DO relinquish control to Him, life is SO much better. I can honestly sit back, take a deep breath, and know that HE is in control.
When I really stop & think about it... allowing God to have total control gives me a greater peace. Yet why do I choose to keep thinking I need to be in control? Simply because I am human.
I'll be honest - its times like this when I hate my human-ness. I would love to just say that I put ALL my trust in Him. That nothing bothers me. That I rest in Him. Most of the time it is true. But again, I am still human and there will be times where I take my troubles back.
Be blessed dear friends.....