Wednesday, May 8th


“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”  Isaiah 30:15

Dear Heavenly Father, How much energy I can spend worrying and scheming on how to control my life and get what I want!  But you give me clarity here in this verse about the path to a secure future.  It’s through repentance of what I am by nature and resting in your grace that erases all the guilt.  It’s about silencing my self-defense and trusting that you have already fixed the problems.  It’s in letting go and letting forgiveness repair every relationship and all the fallout from my life.  It’s in letting myself be a child again while you do all the parenting.  I want that life where I give the controls to you but I learn to be honest, humble and trusting.  Give me this attitude by your Holy Spirit and make me a quiet but strong Christian.  Amen.

Sometimes it’s just best to sit quietly by, admit that you are powerless to fix the big problems and leave room for God to do what he does best.