Sometimes I find myself in a season of my life when I can’t grasp, see, or understand what God is doing. I catch myself in this funk that I can’t seem to slip out of.
In Philippians 4:6-7, Paul says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
This past weekend, Pastor Dave’s sermon was all about giving control over to God. You can listen to it here. Giving God control over our lives is not the easiest thing to do, in fact, it might be one of the hardest things to do. Our nature, as humans, is to regulate our lives however we choose. I know, for me, I love to be in control, to know what happens next, and to plan for whatever future I decide that I want for myself. Lately, though, I’ve been practicing letting go of the reins on my life I hold so tightly to, and letting God take complete control. It’s difficult, and I feel continuously blindsided, not knowing what the future holds.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen.’”
When I feel like I don’t know where my life is heading, when I’m not able to see what the future holds, I worship. Worshiping the living God is the passion of my heart; to experience and have others experience the unfailing love of our Creator. God’s got a plan for you, and He always has.
My encouragement for you is when you find yourself in a rut, worship Him through your worst. Worship Him through your pain. Worship Him through your doubt. Give Him control. He will never fail you or lead you in the wrong direction.