“I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
Written by: Cheri Teeter
It was a Sunday night and our softball team was playing the “other church” team. We did all the nightly rituals: stopped and got our energy drinks, warmed up our arms, and even prayed. What I was really counting on was the new Miken Freak softball bat we had spent our life savings on. Oddly enough, I did not hit the grand slam I had been anticipating.
There was also the time I bought the new recipe book from Joanna Gaines and just knew my banana bread was going to taste like no other banana bread I have tasted. Joanna loves Jesus, so it has to taste heavenly, right?! The list goes on and on of times I have willingly and quickly misplaced my faith on items or people I really knew nothing about.
Why is it so difficult to surrender my will and control over to my Savior? Is it because it just can’t be that easy? There must be a “catch?” The good news is that when we choose to put our faith in Jesus, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime decision. The harder part is our daily decisions to seek His will and place our faith in His hands. This takes practice! Spending time in His word, faithful praying, and having accountability partners are a few ways to achieve this.
Thought of the day: What are things you have blindly put your faith in? What is one thing you can begin to do today to help you commit your will to God’s care and control for your life?
Prayer: God, You are the Creator of the universe. Nothing is too difficult for You. Help me daily to surrender my fears, worries, and doubts to You and to share my hopes and dreams. Show me the bigger picture of hope as I lean into You. Thank You for rescuing me through Jesus so I can be close to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.