Rising Above Life’s Trials Through Christ
Mar 6 – Mar 27
The Safest Deposit of All
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 03/12/21
When a difficult situation arises, do you turn to others for help? Do you attempt to resolve the situation alone? Or do you ask God to give you wisdom and guidance?
The moment we give our lives to the Lord, we must break the habit of relying on our clever minds to carry us through life. No matter how intelligent we are, there will be times when only God’s wisdom can lead us to the perfect solution. Of course, God has given us our minds to use for good in this world, but we must humble ourselves before the one who created our very minds. We must remember it is God who is all-knowing and all-powerful. We may not recognize it, especially if we feel trapped by our circumstances, but no problem we ever have is too great for God.
Our challenge as believers is taking this Truth to heart. Sometimes, we give our hearts to God only to take them back when surrender to Him becomes inconvenient.
But when you put your life into God’s hands, you must resolve to leave it there. Just as no money market account matures with excessive withdrawals, you will struggle to grow when you continually seize control of your life after depositing it into His hands.
It is never easy to relinquish total control. We feel helpless as we sit by and watch. Yet God wants us to surrender so He can do His greatest work in us, the work of completely transforming our hearts and minds as He molds us into the image of Christ. While we may have an idea of what God wants to do with our lives, we do not know the fullness of what He desires to do; therefore, we must allow Him to have total control.
As you give God control of your life, He will shape you into the person He intends for you to be. Remember: There is no one you can trust more than the Son of God.
Prayer: Lord, I want You to be in control of my life today, leading me through Your Holy Spirit. Help me to submit to You daily. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).