Who has control of your life, ultimately? Is it always ALL YOU? What happened to the song.... He's got the WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS???? Meaning everyone of us-- He carefully planned out, knowing every hair on us-- everything about us-- planned out our life-- before we were born? We love to try to alternate things-- but Jesus has the final say. The Great hand in all. He allows the devil to throw temptation our way, to see how far we will go until we understand He is who we need!! He is who loves us!! And He will never let anything-- ANYTHING go beyond what He already knows what we can handle--or He then for sure intervenes if we haven't woken up to knowing He is our everything to run to!!
How much does it take you? When you are sick-- really ill-- with an illness that has you disabled, are you angry- or can you see the good still from it? Reasons you are able to use it for His Glory? When you are well, yet things aren't going the way YOU want them to-- are you angry at Him, or silent with Jesus... or do you see how He can be working something amazing, yet to come-- as you cling to Him. Are you withdrawn from everyone- because you have an addiction, and know they will hate you if you share that news-- asking for help... and stick to yourself, and your addiction instead. Feeling no one could love you.... Do you keep past past issues-- from childhood bottled up? Ones that perhaps Jesus was able to help use to bring you to Him-- but now you won't share them... and it hurts you inside-- instead of what He planned-- for you to share them during your healing, while helping others come to Him... which would help them in time heal from such chaos....
We all have such stuff in our lives. We all have had grief. He never plans that-- we have free will... and Satan loves to enter to pull us from Him. We have to stay strong--- live in His Word!!! Hold on TO HIM tight!! The Holy Spirit which is very alive thru Him will wrap around you-- and keep you from falling-- help you thru grieving times. Guide you on His plans laid out for you-- but you have to open your heart, mind, soul to HIM. And open your Bible. Knowing THAT is what you need--with a clear conscience and loving heart-- for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ--- He is the one who already knows our lives-- as our Pastor has said-- we may like to keep Him in the trunk of our cars-- til something small arises-- then we hear this knocking---we pop the trunk--- ugh, ok, Jesus, you can sit in the backseat... as we drive along to our music--a/c on us.... then something bigger happens-- need Him a bit more--- Jesus-- you can have the passenger.... as we keep going our way---but then BOOM!!! When we really need Him-- when we really wake up to WHO IS IN CONTROL OF OUR LIFE---- we kindly turn off the car-- hand HIM the keys--exchange seats-- and tell Him-- His car, His A/C --- his CD choice-- HIS CONTROL!!! Our lives our planned out BY HIM.... we trust HIM.... I don't need anyone else-- BUT HIM-- no legal papers-- as for I TRUST HIM!! He is the Alpha, the Omega-- Beginning and End--- and to Him, I trust Him alone!! And give Him all Glory, Honor and Praise!
In His Love,
Hebrews 10:35-36 Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that He has promised.
James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 4:19 So if you are suffering according to God's will, keep on doing what is right, and trust yourself tot he God who made you, for He will never fail you.