"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Saturday, May 31, 2014


Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.  The Lord be with you all.” 
II Thessalonians 3:16 NKJV

God will give us the peace that passes ALL understanding; if we will allow Him to do so.

When we’re willing to live in and by the All Powerful Peace of God, we can have His Peace. We give aside our ways of trying to figure out things.  How to make 2 + 2 = 4; how to make all the loose ends come together.

There is no peace in constantly trying to “one-up” God on how to make life’s problems and situations work.  There is no joy, no peace, no constant relying on God as our Source. If anything, we are actually relying on ourselves and only using God as our “standby”.

God sees us as we go to and fro trying to “make a way”, trying to “pull it all together.”  We become so consumed with the problem we forget that this is completely against God’s will for our lives.  We can never solve our problems the way God wants, because only He knows our future.

His Word says to us, “Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV

This means we are to STOP trying to be the God of our life.  Just be His child and let Him be God. And let Him be IN CONTROL.

The equation has to be in the correct order.  His is God, we are His child.  We depend on Him.  He is Almighty.  He depends on NO-ONE.  HE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY PROBLEM!

We hurt and injure His Holy Spirit when we try putting ourselves in His Place.  The Holy Spirit is constantly hovering over us just trying to get us to STOP trying to be the problem solver, and just let Him have control of everything; and I do mean EVERYTHING!

Nothing is too large or too small and insignificant for Him!  This is the way and the ONLY way that the God-man relationship can and will work. He is God, we are His children.  Oh! What peace we forfeit when we do not “let go and let God” be completely in charge of our lives. 

The only thing that God does want us to do is have a constant praise on our lips and a prayer in our hearts, because no matter what is going on in our life, we can trust God to be the Captain at the helm of our life boat.  He will steer us through the storm and into calm waters.   

Blessings Gloria

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Denise said...

Amen my wise, beautiful friend. I love you.

JeffAngie Knight said...

"This means we are to STOP trying to be the God of our life. Just be His child and let Him be God. And let Him be IN CONTROL."

Yes mam. And how difficult that is for us sometimes. I know for me it's hard to let go--I believe we live in such a "controlling" world, we scramble to maintain control...relinquishing our rights to US to HIM is difficult.

Wise words....from a wise, spiritually insightful "mama". I love you!