Sooner or later, Christian spiritual growth puts you right up against the conflict between your voracious desire to stay in control and your call to surrender more deeply. Not all control is detrimental, of course, but you do need to give up trying to control the uncontrollable and learn to trust that all is in God’s hands. … Seasoned 12-steppers know well that the first steps in recovery involve admitting powerlessness and surrendering control.
—Tilda Norberg, Gathered Together: Creating Personal Liturgies for Healing and Transformation (Upper Room Books, 2007)
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Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
—Proverbs 3:5 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Great are you, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is your power, and your understanding is beyond measure.
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