I love Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling devotional book. The last two sentences of one of the readings really stuck with me. It said: “Stop all your striving, and watch to see what I will do. I am the Lord!”
I get so caught up in wanting to control situations or constantly praying the same thing over and over that I lose sight of WHO I am praying to. I become so focused on how I want to see the outcome that I don’t even let God have the opportunity to talk to me or show me what He is doing. I just become obsessed with how I want the scenario to turn out that I forget God is in control and His way is better than mine.
Recently I have been trying very hard to turn everything over to the Lord and enjoy watching Him work. When I feel myself starting to worry about something or starting to become obsessed with MY WAY, I remember that God is in control and He wants me to just sit back and watch what He will do. It’s actually very exciting, very “freeing” and very relaxing to sit back and know the God of the universe, the God of all-knowing, the God who is in control of the whole wide world is working in situations that affect little old me.
I challenge you to sit back and Watch HIM work. He promises that nothing is impossible with Him in control. Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
I would love to hear from you about situations where you have put worry and control to the side and watched God do His thing! Did you hear Him say, “stop all your striving, and watch what I will do?”