Giving control to God and waiting upon Him is much easier said than done.
I know that I can truly find peace when I put my thoughts into God and His promises. However, it’s still difficult to do. I’ve found that it is a matter of ego and pride. Many times I think I can handle things. I’m very independent and like to take care of others and myself. I think that I can handle it as well as anybody else.
I have since come to see the error in my thinking. I was attempting to handle things in my own strength, choosing not to believe that God could handle it. “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18 NIV).
When I realized that I wasn’t giving up control to just anyone, I felt much more at peace. I wasn’t giving control to another human: I was giving control to God, the Lord on High, the Father who created the heavens and earth.
I’m not just saying, “Hey buddy, could you maybe look after my problem for me?” No, I’m giving control to the Creator.
This realization has brought me to a place of comfort. I get to shake the weight of doing it all alone. Although I don’t know the future, and I don’t know God’s plan, I’m beginning to become more comfortable with the unknown. I’m beginning to warm up to the idea of letting go, of giving control to God to handle it.
When I think of Him taking care of me, it’s a big relief.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD (Psalm 89:15 NIV).