Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
And there are many more scriptures that talk to us about surrendering our life over to God.
Definition of surrender
: to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demand
: to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another
To surrender is to trust. Not in my own power and not in the power of another human but only in the Power of God.
I didn’t have any control of my own life growing up. Always living under the shadow and control of others. So as I became an adult and found myself continuing to be hurt by others, I found a couple of areas in my life where I did have control. After many years, I do mean many, I have found that the false belief that I am in control by my own power can have devastating consequences.
I am learning to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demand. Power, control and possession upon compulsion of myself has proven to be disastrous because I did not always consult God’s teaching, Jesus’s example and the Holy Spirits guidance.
To finally find control and then have to learn how to give up completely in the favor of God has been challenging. There are no easy to follow instructions and it leaves to much room for my “self” to choose. But I’m learning.
But I’m learning, I desire, my pain is becoming greater than my gain! I don’t want to hurt myself or others with my need to be in control of any area of my life. I want God to be in control so I SURRENDER.
Lord, I so want to surrender to You. Please help me! Amen