By Audrey Botts
As humans, we like to be in control of our life and the circumstances around us, and Christians often all into this trap as well.
We make decisions before we pray to the Lord for His wisdom and direction. We find it hard to let go and let God take care of it for us.
Even when we do pray, do we really take the time to listen to hear what the Lord has to say? Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t.
Sometimes we’ve already made up our minds about a situation and do what we want. We make mistakes and find ourselves trying to dig our way out of the pit we put ourselves into.
When I was a young believer, I was a single, divorced mom. I made a bad decision in my life that almost left me homeless with 2 children to raise.
I tried to sell my home during the U.S. housing bubble in 2006 that affected over half of the United States. It was the worst time ever. I had to sell my home but I couldn’t get the price that I owed on it. My mortgage payment was way over my budget.
The money I was receiving from my former spouse had ceased. I couldn’t afford the home without his financial support. I was delinquent in my payments. No matter how much I put toward the mortgage, it was not enough.
I had to let the house go under foreclosure. I was devastated! How could I do this? How will I be able to shelter my children!
I cried to the Lord for help and He said to let go. When He gave me that word, He gave me peace beyond my understanding. He provided the path that would help me crawl out of the mess I was in.
It wasn’t the path I would ever think of taking but I knew the Lord was with me. The Lord provided in miraculous ways. I was able to save up enough money to move out and I found a suitable home that I could affordably rent. The Lord was with me every step of the way.
I thank the Lord every day for letting me see that when I let go and let Him control my life, it will always be good and for my benefit. He even helps fix our mistakes.
Since that time in my life, the Lord has blessed me abundantly. More than I can ever imagine or deserve!
Thank you Lord that you love me that much!
Just remember He loves you too! Let go and let God be in control of your life and circumstances. He will never steer you in the wrong direction.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7, NLT