“Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time. Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
Have you ever tried long and hard to control a situation that only seems to be getting worse? Maybe you’ve tried for years to get your husband to stop drinking, or maybe you’ve run out of options in trying to get your kids to come back home and off the streets. Maybe you’re exhausted of dealing with an intruding mother-in-law or a competitive sibling. Or perhaps, you’ve just about had it with trying to bounce back from your own addictions, insecurities, anxieties and/or weaknesses.
Whatever the case may be in your life today, I want to remind you this morning Daughters of the King, that it is not your battle. Maybe nothing has changed in all these years because your hands have been all over it instead of allowing the Lord take the wheel once and for all.
We must engrave this in our hearts and in our minds…”we can not and will not change people or situations in our lives, only the Spirit of God can do that”. And He can only do that when we get our hands off and get our praying on.
My husband was an atheist for many years. Did I want him to change and love the Lord like he should? Absolutely! Did I try to change him myself for some time before I became extremely exhausted? I sure did! Did I learn to get my hands off the situation and let God handle my husband? Yes! Did my husband change? Indeed, he did! However, the change was quicker than the time I wasted whining and making demands.
What and/or who have you been trying to change? Whatever it is, get your hands off! Let God do His job as the creator and you do your job as the intercessor. It is promised, you will see results.
Confession: At this very moment I get my hands off (name your situation and hand it over to God once and for all and rest in His power)
Penned by Evelyn Suarez