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Let God take control of your life.
"...thy will be done." (Matthew 6:10)
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
As you know, I have crashed time and time again.
And finally I have reached the point that I can no
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 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
...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
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