I remember saying those words as I looked at my beautiful kids and measured the parenting skills I had compared to others. I remember saying those words as I stepped on a stage to share God’s word with other women for the first few years. I remember whispering those words in a hospital room while my husband was attached to tubes and machines. In each of these God was asking me to trust him. To release what I couldn’t control. To believe that he could see what I couldn’t.
We often find ourselves in that place when that thing, that dream, that obstacle. that step feels bigger than we are.
In this TogetHER conversation with speaker, author, and amazing new friend, Barb Roose, I teared up as we talked.
I got teary because surrendering is the place where God has done the most miracles in my life.
I love what Barb said: Surrender is not giving up. It’s not giving in. It’s a path to life. It’s a path to peace.
If you sense God saying, “Let me have that, sis,” this conversation is for you today.
Thank you Suzie for daily encouragement!
I could do relate to your examples of surrender and realized how many times I have. Surrender is in what has become my mantra, “I don’t know what it will look like, but I know it will be ok.” He is so trustworthy through anything. For me than included brain surgery and family addiction. Now the one who battled addiction is counseling addicts. Even after having part of brain removed I am living, serving, being a mom & getting through each day doing hard stuff with God leading the way. Thank you so much for this. It’s countercultural and goes against the grain of society. I needed this reminder.
I ordered and received 3 of Barb’s books, “Surrendered”, “The Worry Battle” and “I’m Waiting God” and I am on day two of Surrendered devotionals.
My question is, how do you give up control when the person in your life is a 14 yr old whom you’re responsible for and is rebellious and has serious behavior problems?
I am her grandmother and I’ve raised my kids and I’m tired. But I’m all she has and if I let her do what she wants she will go down a path of self destruction. I don’t know how to apply the things that Surrendered is telling me to do in my situation.