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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

"Surrender to God's Loving Control"

“Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.”  Romans 5:  1 NLT

If you want to have deep, personal, satisfying peace of mind in heart and soul, you’ve got to surrender control of your life totally to God.  Until you do that you will always be struggling.

How do you know that you’ve done it?  Obedience is always the sign of the surrendered life.  When God says, “Do it!” you do it.  Nothing else matters, whether you understand or not, if others are doing it, if it’s hard or easy.  Nothing else matters.

You may be facing all kinds of difficulties.  Life may seem out of control; the person you live with seems unchangeable.  You may have unexplainable problems.  In all those things you can have the peace of God.

But to have that peace, you have to make peace with God.  How do you do that?  By surrendering your entire life in faith to Jesus Christ.  We have peace with God because of what Jesus did, not what we have done.

As long as you try to stay in control of your life, you will not have peace.  When you give up trying to control it; let God be the director of your life by faith in Jesus, even in the most difficult situations, you can have peace.

It’s a different journey, but if you really want peace, it’s the only one that will get you there.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don