Saturday, November 12, 2016

Daily Thought For November 12, 2016

The Grace of Surrender

WHEN THINGS ARE NOT GOING YOUR WAY, refuse to get flustered. Stop what you're doing and take some deep breaths. Seek My Face-spend a few moments enjoying My Presence. Tell Me about the matters that are frustrating you. I will help you see things from My perspective and sort out what is really important. Moreover, I will open up the way before you as you press on in trusting dependence, remaining in communication with Me. 

Your desire to feel in control is often the culprit behind your frustration. You plan your day and expect others to behave in ways that expedite your plans. When that doesn't happen, you face a choice: to resent the situation or to trust Me. Remember that I am in control and My ways are higher than yours-as the heavens are higher than the earth. Instead of getting agitated about setbacks to your schedule, use them as reminders: I am your Savior-God, and you are My beloved follower. Relax in My sovereign control, trusting in My unfailing Love. 

Come,” says my heart, “seek his face”;  your face, LORD, do I seek! —Psalm 27:8

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, my thoughts higher than your thoughts.—Isaiah 55:9

Why are you downcast, my soul? Why do you groan within me? 
Wait for God, for I shall again praise him, my savior and my God. —Psalm 43:5

from Jesus Always by Sarah Young p.17