What an assurance it has been to rest my cares and concerns in the hand of God. Last week was not without its challenges, and I found myself focused quite intently on my circumstances, and started to feel anxious. However, I soon realized that that approach (fear, worry, and analysis paralysis) wasn’t serving me well at all.
I remember asking the Lord to help me change my perspective and fill me with His peace (regardless of the circumstances) before going to bed one night, and awaking the next day with that very peace within my heart and mind. In fact, this genuine contentedness carried me through the balance of the week. Then, our pastor preached a sermon on the importance of letting go of the things that interfere with our relationship with the Lord, and I knew that the message was meant for me.
So I am 100% completely depending on the Lord in every area of my life, but this is day-by-day thing for sure. And it’s not easy, either, as I neither know nor understand the specifics of what He is doing in my life. However, I do know that He is in charge of it, and I am relying upon Him as I have never before done.
And perhaps that was the point, now that I think about it. After all, as this excerpt from Psalm 31 indicates, my times are in His hand! (and once placed there, who can take me out of His tender grasp? Answer: No one)