Dear God, I can't do this on my own. I surrender all.
When we hear the phrase “Surrender to God" we might often think that we are going to have to stop “living” somehow.
Surrendering to God doesn't mean that we all of a sudden have no purpose in life. However, some of us have tried to create our own purpose and have surrendered to nothing for a very long time, except our own wills, and all it has done is created one big mess for many.
This was our last picture taken together the night before Trent went to Heaven.
It’s been 18 years without the love of my life. I honestly cannot believe I’ve made it this long without him. Has time been my healer? No way! It’s been Jesus and me every step of the way. I’ll admit though, they have not always been the best steps that I’ve chosen to take. In fact, I’ve had many “off the path” steps along the way. But somehow I kept finding my way back. Back to the One who has done more than just get me through the storms. God Himself, has carried me through every season which has lead me straight to this very milestone in my life today.
On our life’s journey we’ll all face many different situations, experiences and relationships. Sometimes we have gains, and we laugh. Sometimes we have losses, and we cry. Sometimes our hearts are broken, and we isolate. Sometimes our song is played, and we celebrate. Sometimes we really blow it, and we sink. Sometimes we get it right, and we smile.
The Bible says that God takes all our many collective experiences and eventually makes something beautiful out of all of the loose ends. Trust Him today to make ALL things beautiful with all the loose ends in your life. He is beyond capable!
Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift...sometimes far away. But here’s the truth, if our anchors are placed firmly in the rock of our redeemer, then they will hold no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the waves. Hold on tight to the Truth of your anchor today and make sure it’s beyond secure.
Don’t let anyone else try to push or pull you in the wrong direction. Stay the course. Trust Jesus when He says, “I won’t let you sink”.