Powerlessness is part of the human condition. Yet, as God’s children we have great power.
Powerlessness to gain power. This is a paradox that displays God’s character as we release control to Him.
I’ve made a practice each morning to write down my fears, worries, regrets, hurts. Looking at the list, I realize there is no way I can alter any of the situations on my mind, except my perception of them and my response to them.
Praying through the list, I admit my own powerlessness to the ability to control almost every situation in my life. Whether it’s someone’s health, a child’s future, a marriage struggle, financial challenges, the state of our country, the behavior and words of others, I cannot control it, but I know Who does. When I admit my powerlessness, I am able to walk in His mighty power. He’s got everything under His great and good power. Rising from that time with God, my burden is light, my vision for service renewed, hope returned.
Throughout the day what a joy it is to do this same exercise mentally. Going to the ever-present, ever-loving God when the worries and regrets flood in. Casting my anxiety on Him, for He cares for me, I experience the freedom of faith each time. To take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, it is wise to:
- Admit Powerlessness.
- Ask God to show the Positives.
- Persist in faith.
- Experience His Power.
- Praise our God whose ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts (Is. 55:9).
Letting go of holding on is hard work. Peace, contentment, & love are of great gain. We can start our day over right now by releasing our grip & clasping His very great & precious promises.