We humans want to be "in control" of our lives - never let go of any aspect. I've been told by other Christians that GOD gives us control of our lives. DOES HE?
Psalm 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd ; I shall not want.
Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
John 10:14 I am the good shepherd , and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
I believe that God gives us a control to a certain extent, that he provided us with GRACE through faith to accept salvation offered to us. Then, as Christians, He is our Shepherd and leads us through paths of righteousness, through the thick and thin, where, if we put our full trust in him, we are never hurt or burned. Just like God used an earthquake to loosen the prison doors for Paul and Silas, he will do it for you. And just as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were delivered from the fiery furnace, with protection from the Son of God in the fire, he will deliver you from the same kind of hurt. We only have to trust him completely.
Psalm 18:30 As for God , his way [is] perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Proverb 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
I Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God , who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
Let us remember that God is the Alpha and Omega, the Author and the Finisher of our faith. We need to rely upon him for our every day spiritual walk as well as our earthly walk among men and unbelievers. When we show forth a Godly way of living, then we will be rewarded by God. He is a keeper of his blessed promises.
II Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Start with something small........ let God handle it......... you will find such relief.. peace and knowledge that you will be anxious to give it ALL to Him!!! He will put you in places you need to be ... bless you with things that you otherwise didn't think would happen... and set a peace in your heart like you have never known before!
have a wonderfully God filled day!!!
** All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the Lord, And all the families of the nations Shall worship before You. ~ Psalm 22:27**