Jesus, take the wheel, Take it from my hands
'Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go, So give me one more chance,
And save me from this road I'm on,
Jesus, take the wheel
This is the paradox: Victory comes through surrender. Surrender doesn’t weaken you; it strengthens you. Surrendered to God, you don’t have to fear or surrender to anything else! You know you’re surrendered to God when you rely on God to work things out instead of trying to manipulate others, force your agenda, and control the situation. You let go, and let God work. You don’t always have to be in charge. God is a lover and a liberator, and surrendering to Him brings freedom, not bondage. Surrender is best demonstrated in obedience and trust. Instead of trying harder, you trust more.
Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life
Do not worry about anything, but in everything, with prayer and thanksgiving present your request to God, and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
At every moment you have to decide to trust the voice that says, “I love you. I knit you together in your mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13) Stop wandering around. Instead, come home and trust that God will bring you what you need. For as long as you can remember, you have been a (people) pleaser, depending on others to give you an identity. But now you are being asked to let go of all these self-made props and trust that God is enough for you. The root choice is to trust at all times that God is with you and will give you what you most need.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
"GO GENTLY THROUGH THIS DAY, keeping your eyes on Me. I will open up the way before you, as you take steps of trust along your path. Sometimes the way before you appears to be blocked. If you focus on the obstacle or search for a way around it, you will probably go off course. Instead, focus on Me, the Shepherd who is leading you along your life-journey. Before you know it, the "obstacle" will be behind you and you will hardly know how you passed through it.
That is the secret success in My kingdom. Although you remain aware of the visible world around you, your primary awareness is of Me. When the road before you looks rocky, you can trust Me to get you through that rough patch. My Presence enables you to face each day with confidence."
- October 18, Jesus Calling, Sarah Young
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