Giving up control
Today’s devotion is based today on 1 Peter 5: 7— “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Today, I want to ask you to give up your desire to “control.” I am talking about the need to control everything—people, places, and all things. If the “need to control” is a dilemma for you, then this message is for you. The reason people have to be in control is too often rooted in fear and, more importantly, a reluctance to trust God. God is capable of taking care of you and your issues. Trust Him with your marriage, job, finances, children, health, to mention a few. He has it all under control.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; forgive me for those times when I try to control those around me. Please help me realize that you are in control of all things, thus freeing me from my need for control. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen.
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