Friday, May 31, 2013

giving an unknown future to a faithful God

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I find it ironic (or maybe just a God thing) that many of the posts I have seen on here lately have to do with letting go and giving God full control. This is primarily what this little lady has been experiencing a lot of herself lately! It is encouraging to read your guys posts and know that I am not alone in this. It is downright scary giving God full control to our lives. We don't know what is next, and we don't know what He is going to put us through. But, we know only good things are ahead. No matter what trials we are put through, we know that God is working for our GOOD.

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."
Romans 8:28

What am I doing this summer? What will teaching be like next year? What if I am horrible at it? Will I enjoy my living situation this summer and next year? These are just some of the questions that are running through my mind at the moment. I hear God in the background of my mind whispering: "Let my spirit control your mind, in me and me alone you will have peace. In me you will find freedom not knowing all of the answers to your questions."

"For God is not a God of confusion but of peace."
1 Corinthians 14:33

Confused? Scared? Anxious? None of those thoughts are from God, friend. I am telling you this truth, yet I so often allow myself to experience these negative thinking patterns that are not of God. When we are in God's will, we will have peace. We don't need to be anxious or afraid of what is next, because we trust that God will keep us safe no matter what.

So God, I'm sorry for trying to always figure EVERYTHING out. You know I am a major ginormous control freak, and I like to have an exact plan for everything. It couldn't be more clear that you are doing everything you can to wean me off of my desire to be in control of every little thing in my life.

What do you guys struggle with in giving God full control of your life? Does it scare you that you don't know what is next? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this! :).

All I can pray for today is that the Lord would teach me to trust Him more, and teach me to stop trying to figure EVERYTHING out with my life. Please Lord, help me to rest assured that you have a plan for my life that is far better than anything I can imagine. I love that life with you is an adventure God, but sometimes I get scared of what is next. Help me to not be fearful today.


  1. Yea I'm trying to let go more and let God be in more control than he already is. I've noticed that if you're patient with God that things will happen on his time and when he feels you are ready.

  2. Jess..I am just so thankful for you right now! I am RIGHT where you are, girl! I am going to be lifting you up in prayer asking the Lord to provide (I know He will) and to give you such courage and faith along the way, sister!

    Thanks for the heartfelt words..they encourage my spirit!!


  3. Oh my goodness, this blog post is so amazing and beautifully written and touching! Learning how to not fear things that I cannot change, and I love this post. :) You have a true talent for writing and connecting with people through the internet, which is a gift! Thank you<3

  4. Such a good post Jess! Isn't it just God that we are all going through the same things right now?

  5. I've been feeling this so much recently too. Thanks for sharing your heart!