November 22, 2010

Sometimes Letting Go Makes Us Stronger

Matthew 26:39 "After walking a little farther away from them, Jesus fell to the ground and prayed. "My father, if it is possible, do not give me this cup" of suffering. But do what you want, not what i want."
Let this be and example to all of us. Even Jesus had things he didn't want to do, but unlike most of us, he left it in God's capiable hands.
Most of us, me included, think that we can do things by ourselves. And most of us walk only where we have carefully crafted a safety net. Therefore if we fall, we always have something to fall back on. But this is not what God wants from us. It's not what he's asked from us. In this scripture Jesus falls on his knees asking his God not to give him "this cup." A lot of us do the same thing when we want, or am trying to avoid something so badly.
But God tells us several times throughout the bible to remian patient.
"Be glad for all God is planning for you, Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful." Romans 12:12
Sometimes we cling to things we feel comfortable with. But God asks us to abandon what we know and walk in faith. To leave our safty nets and to rely on Him for all we need. We get so caught up in the things we want and the outcomes we despratly try to minipulate into reality, that we don't take the time to think about God's will. He asks for all of us when we come to him. He asks us to humble ourselves and even abandon all we know for the trust we can find in him.
The Lord is our provider. He tells us that he will gives the things we need if we simply live in abandon and walk with faith. But i am well aware that abandon seems like anything but simple. But the rewards we will achive when we take that step will be unimaginable.
God knows what he is doing, even if we are obilvious to his plans. So if you live in faith and seek to become closer to God, he will give you everything that you need.
"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
He will craft a future for you that you cant even imagine. All you have to do is trust in him and live by faith.
"Watch and be astonished at what I will do! For i am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn't belive even if someone told you about it." Habakkuk 1:5

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