Letting Go & Letting God
The ultimate solution to rebellious tendencies is submission to My authority over you. Intellectually you rejoice in My sovereignty, without which the world would be a terrifying place. But when My sovereign will encroaches on your little domain of control, you often react with telltale resentment.
The best response to losses or thwarted hopes is praise: The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Remember that all good things—your possessions, your family and friends, your health and abilities, your time-are gifts from Me. Instead of feeling entitled to all these blessings, respond to them with gratitude. Be prepared to let go of anything I take from you, but never let go of My hand!
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. — PSALM 139: 23-24
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand. —1 PETER 5:6
And he said: ... "The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." — JOB 1:21
from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young p. 308