THE PART OF US that wants to be at the center, to be in control, to have life work out “our way,” constantly tries to get back on the throne of our lives. We can surrender our whole lives to God first thing in the morning. But an hour later we can find ourselves sick with worry about some aspect of our work or about our finances or about the future of our country. We can entrust our loved ones to God and pray that they will become all that God wants them to be. But within minutes we may find ourselves telling them how they should be running their lives. As we catch ourselves doing this, all we can do is to return gently to Christ, express again our willingness to let go and to let God, and ask God to continue to guide us as the day goes along.
Hope Beyond Your Tears: Experiencing Christ’s Healing Love
From page 77-78 of Hope Beyond Your Tears: Experiencing Christ’s Healing Love by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2012 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last.
—Luke 23:46, NRSV
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