Wednesday, January 07, 2009

When It's Been Hard to....what?

Hard to be a Christian?
Hard to witness?
Hard to have faith?
Hard to endure?

....I was thinking about what Sara meant when she asked us to write a post about "when it's been hard"....

I have decided that I will write about when it's hard for me to be patient and completely trust that God knows what He is doing.

There are many times when I approach Him with my long list of ideas and suggestions regarding solutions to particular problems in my life. I think I know the best way to change things, the best way to make things right. Wrong. I don't know. Far from it. God knows so much more (duh) about what is best for me. He is, after all, omniscient. The all-knowing God. He knew me before the world was formed. He has numbered my days in a book. He knows my thoughts before I form them and my words before they leave my lips. Don't I think that He would know the answers to my life's biggest questions? But still, I try to be in control.

I try to control my husband, my daughter, my friends. I give all the best advice and get upset when someone doesn't heed what I say. I am right. Wrong.

The best thing for me to do, over and over and over again, is to LET GO and LET GOD.

Therefore know this day,
and consider it in your heart,
that the LORD Himself is God in heaven above
and on the earth beneath; there is no other.
-Deuteronomy 4:39


Trish said... least you see that you are one of those lovely control freaks and recognize that God has everything covered...Let go and let God...Great Post!!!

Pat said...

Isn't that one of the hardest things to do...let go of control? I struggle with it all the time, but I'm finally letting up a baby step at a time. There's such freedom when we "let go and let God".

Louise said...

You've been readin' my mail as they say. Thanks for this great post. Seems we all have way more in common that we realize.

Mrs. Mac said...

When it's hard to be ... good question sara has posed. I have had to step down from the control freak platform and once again let my husband be the leader. It was a mighty hard pill to swallow after being super woman for the two years he was away from home.

wv = bunny (as in Easter Bunny) a real word today :)

Margie said...

oh control... no such thing but how we like to have it. This is a great post! One my heart so needed to hear! Thankyou!