“I need You to soften my heart and break me apart; I need You to open my eyes and see that You’re shaping my life.
All I am, I surrender!
Give me faith to TRUST what You say, that You’re good and Your love is great. I’m broken inside, I GIVE YOU MY LIFE.”
— “Give Me Faith” by Elevation Worship
The coolest thing about the lyrics to this song is that they explain how we often feel in our walk. I suppose I shouldn’t speak for everyone; I’ll make this a little more personal. When I look at God, I can easily give Him my future with regards to work and school, but for some reason, I can’t trust Him with my future relationships. I don’t trust the God of the universe and His timing and His plan in regards to guys; I hold on to that because I need control. I need to be in the driver’s seat of the car because “I’ve GOT this, God. Go on and fix the other stuff in my life.” As if my past relationships were any bit of a success… I’m just finding it hard to SURRENDER.
surrender: (verb) cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority.
Look at that. Read that through a few times. Did you catch it? Resistance to an ENEMY OR OPPONENT. Ouch. When I am not actively surrendering to God, I am resisting Him, as if He is my enemy. That’s the exact opposite of what I want in my relationship with my Lord and Savior, my God and my Creator.
Whether I see it or not (and I mostly am blind to it), He is shaping my life. He is molding me and making me into the person that I need to be for the man I will one day marry. I’m not going to pretend like it’s easy to trust, because it’s not, but that’s why it’s called stepping out in faith. It takes belief that God is who he says He is and trust that He will do what He promises (thanks, Tim Reilly, for that one).
Romans 8:28 says:
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Where are you lacking in trust or failing to surrender? His plan for us may not be what we want or happen when we want it, but trust in the God who created every star in the sky and knit you together in your mother’s womb. He’s sees you today in your worry and distress and He’s got His hand outstretched, saying, “I’ve got you. Come to Me.”
Author: Ana Acosta