Who Is In Control

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You Are Loved

You Are Loved

Recovery is about finding healing and sometimes that can be a difficult process. That can mean being humbled by choices we have made. However, I have found that those humbling moments can bring me back to truth. When I forget that God is in control of everything in my life, I can make unwise decisions and those decisions can bring uncomfortable consequences.

I recently read a devotional written by Sarah Young from her book “Jesus Today”. It is written from the perspective of Jesus speaking directly to you. I thought it was worth sharing.

“Sometimes my Sovereign hand – My control over your life – places you in humbling circumstances. You feel held down, held back and powerless to change things. You long to break free and feel in control of your life once again. Although this is an uncomfortable position, it is actually a good place to be. Your discomfort awakens you from the slumber of routine and reminds you that I am in charge of your life. It also presents you with an important choice: You can lash out at your circumstances – resenting My ways with you – or you can draw closer to Me.

When you are suffering, your need for me is greater than ever. The more you choose to come near Me, affirming your trust in Me, the more your can find hope in My unfailing Love. You can even learn to be joyful in hope while waiting in My Presence – where Joy abounds. Persevere in trusting Me, and I will eventually lift you up. Meanwhile, cast all your anxiety on Me, knowing that I care for you affectionately and am watching over your continually.”

The important thing to remember is that God loves us unconditionally, even when we mess up. When we correct our thinking by trusting Him and allow Him to be in control of our life we can again move forward in our recovery.

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Hello This Is Marion

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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

We are testing a new web site for posting my weekly comments.  Look for the actual posts in the near future.  Have a great day. ~ Marion

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Search My Heart

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A Reprint from last year:

January 8, 2015

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A couple of verses that have become at part of my daily prayer life are Psalms 139:23-24 (NLT), “Search me, O God and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.  Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”

Sometimes in my self assurance, I think that I have finally gotten it all together…I really have a handle on my life.  On one particular morning a few weeks ago, I prayed the above verses to the Lord…probably without thinking about what I was praying, read my Bible and then went on with my day.  One of my personal struggles is feeling the need to be right, and some of the reason for feeling this way is because I feel I need to be in control of situations…bad thinking on my  part.  The Lord has helped my a great deal in this area, but when I am not consciously asking God to be in control of my life, situations arise.

About 2 hours after I prayed these verses I was in a discussion with someone.  At some point we disagreed on a particular fact…something trivial.  I kept insisting that I was right, nicely of course because that’s what I do.  Suddenly those verses that I had prayed earlier came to my mind again.  God showed me that what I was doing was wrong.  I wanted to be right so that I could be in control of the situation.  I quickly asked God to forgive me for trying to take back control of my life and thanked Him for pointing out what had offended Him.  His forgiveness was immediate.  Then I asked the other person to forgive me for being so pushy.  I was forgiven.  By the way, the other person was right.

I am grateful that when we pray God’s Word, even when we may not be fully focused on it, He is faithful to remind us of what we ask of Him. God’s love and mercy are never failing, and He loves those who are flawed and broken.

 

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