“If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”
Don’t you just want to kick yourself after reading this verse? How much simpler our lives would be if we are doing God’s will. I don’t want to think about how many times I have tried to do things because it was what I wanted. Unfortunately, we are living in a world that encourages us to please ourselves! I remember a time when I wanted a relationship to work so
badly. I was trying to do everything I could to be a better person, please my partner, and live happily ever after; not that it got that far. After a while, I realized I was very unhappy, actually
miserable, and knew this was not a relationship blessed by God. I believe God put that person in my life so that I would learn something and become a better person. So, when He does put
that special person in my life I will be much more prepared. Once I turned the situation over to God, I had such an overwhelming sense of peace! It is so much easier when we hand the
reins over to God and let Him be in control. When we are able to look to Him, he will bless us beyond our wildest beliefs … just trust that He can!
JESUS, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE IN MY LIFE, ARE DOING, AND WILL DO. FATHER, THANK YOU FOR BEING IN CONTROL. HELP ME TO LEAD MY LIFE SO THAT I HAVE PEACE LIKE A RIVER. AMEN.
– Shared by a church member