Journal Entry ~ 03/26/19
1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. - Colossians 3:1-2
Foundational to this passage is a trust in God's goodness. If we do not believe He is for us deep inside, that His plan is for us and that it is ultimately for our good, then we will never find His peace. He honors those who trust Him, and He will bless our obedience to put our trust in Him with the peace we so desperately crave.
More times than I can count, I've been on my knees begging Him to work in a situation the way I want Him to work. I struggle because I want things on this earth to work out according to my plan. My heart will fill with angst as I fret over how things will play out, or when they will resolve. It’s in those moments that I lose my self control and my thoughts become chaotic.
But then I relinquish control of the situation to Him. I eventually stop trying to press my agenda or my plan onto Him and I submit to His plan. I replace the lie that I have to take care of everything with the truth that He already has a plan and it’s for my good. I rest in the knowledge that He deeply cares for me and has already worked things out. He has blessed that submission with His peace in a way that blows my mind. So many times I have given up control, I have pleaded with Him for a sign, something that assures me He is at work. And He does. Every single time. He is good, my friends. He is for us. We can trust Him because He has a plan for us and for the world that is good.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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