Abandon Yourself to His Care

For whoever desires
to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find
it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his
own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Life is full of the unknown. We are finite beings in
relationship with the infinite God Almighty! His desire is that we give
ourselves unreservedly to Him in faith and surrender. Jesus said that if we
love our natural life more than our relationship with Him, then we would suffer
great harm and loss. But, He continued, if we put our relationship with Him
first and foremost, then He would see that both natural and spiritual needs are
Several years ago while on a missions trip Goma, Congo, a
rebel attack broke out just a couple of miles from where I was lodged. The
hotel turned off the electricity for fear that the rebels would see our room
lights at night, attack our hotel, and harm us. We spent the night in the dark,
listening to the sound of 50 caliber guns being fired, machine gun fire, and
the droning of military machinery.
During this ordeal, I found a great sense of security on
knowing that my life was wrapped up in the will of God. The safest place to be
is in His will!  If you are doing what He
is asking of you, and are purposing to please Him, then things will work out
for good in your life.
Instead of bemoaning the circumstances that suddenly
change, let’s learn to “roll with the punches” that life brings and lean on the
eternal faithfulness of our infinite God! He is bigger than every circumstance
that looms before us. He always sees the end from the beginning. He knows the
crooks and bends in our road of life. As we trust Him with faith and patience,
He will shine His light on our path and make a way for us.
Resist the temptation today to worry or complain about
the “suddenly” things that surprise you in life. Take one day at a time, and
expect your Father to take care of you. He has never failed a person who really
trusts Him.

One thought on “Abandon Yourself to His Care

  1. What a confirmation this is! Woo hoo…it would appear that our God is up to something amazing on behalf of the beloved. But we need to aggress and stand…this is definitely not the day to compromise and behave so much like the world that we become unrecognizable. We need to be distinctly recognized as being a peculiar people in a world that is angst.

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