When we hit the place in our lives where we finally realize some things are truly more than we can handle, we tend to throw our hands up in surrender. And that surrender can happen in one of two ways.

We might surrender to the enemy, giving in to those feelings that this isn’t fair, God isn’t there, and God isn’t good. Or, we can surrender to God. This kind of surrender isn’t giving in; it’s giving up! Giving up carrying the weight of all that’s too much for us to our God, who not only can carry it but use it for good.

So those things that have left us bombarded with burdens? Weighed down with wondering? Desperately trying to make sense of things that don’t make sense?

God doesn’t expect us to handle them. He wants us to hand them over to Him.

Here is a prayer we can lift up today:

Father, I come to You, a woman worn out from trying to do everything in my own strength. A woman ready to accept Your invitation to surrender. Today I say that I give up. I give up carrying the weight of all that’s too much for me. Take this, Lord. Take all of this hard and all of this hurt and use it for good. I trust Your love for me and Your plans for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Updated: Feb 12

It rains on the just and the unjust. Remember in the good times and in the bad, He does not change. In life there are times of great sorrow and times of great joy.

Like Job, we have to stand firm on our foundation of faith. How could we accept good from God without also accepting adversity? Christ came to a world that rejected Him, He walked through trials we can not even fathom, and yet He prayed “not My will but Yours, Father.”

Honor Him today for His steadfast love. Our circumstances may change, some days full of joy, some full of sorrow, but His love for us will never change. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for the ungodly.

Our circumstances do not define His love for us, His love for us should define our circumstances.

But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.” Job‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NKJV

-Kirstie Cornett

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