Thought for the Day: Let God take control of your life.
Memory Verse: "...thy will be done." (Matthew 6:10)
Lesson: A key step to overcoming psychological problems is to let God guide and direct your life. You need to "let go" and "let God."
I readily acknowledge that I have spent most of my life trying to do things for myself and by myself. I have tried to control my life and steer it in the direction that I felt it should go; the direction that seemed to make perfect logical sense; the direction that seemed so entirely reasonable.
As you know, I have crashed time and time again. And finally I have reached the point that I can no longer drive
Heavenly Father, I think I am finally ready to move over and let you take charge...to take a backseat in life...to trust you completely and let you take total control of my destiny.
But I must confess I'm worried. I know my past history. I know that at some point in time I may be tempted to start driving again...to grab the wheel, to interfere.
As we journey, please please protect me from myself. Keep my hands off the steering wheel, and quiet the nagging voices that lure me to take back control...
...Don't you really think we should be going this way Lord? ...Can't you see that it really makes so much sense that this is the direction I should be going?
Precious Savior, help me to realize how dangerous it is to rely upon my own will, my own skill, my own ability to cope with life. Although I have gained some limited success, relief, and happiness, I now realize how perilous and unwise my journey has been.
I cannot fool myself any more. I can no longer pretend that I know the road...that I know what's best for me...that I can see what perils lie around the next bend. I have been a fool, and I have teetered on disaster time and time again. I have driven recklessly, with very little thought for Thy will.
Dearest Lord, thank you for my depression! I rejoice in my pain and sorrow and in all of the circumstances that have brought me to this point in my life. I have been brought so low I can finally let go.
Over to you Lord! Thy will be done.
Copyright, Dr. Brian Campbell, 2009