We either let God have control, or we try to take control. I have many times believed that I let God have control when it was really me in control.
Here is a clue that God is not in control, we feel burdened, oppressed, fretful, unhappy.
" But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law"
Galatians 5:22-23 kjv
The joy of the Lord is supposed to be our strength.
“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”Nehemiah 8:10 kjv
I’ve been led to spend time waiting for the Lord to speak every morning. This morning it was hard I felt anxious to rush and do things, but as I felt his mandate to be still, I instead got quiet and waited for him to speak to me.
As I laid still and waited, he showed me how all of our rushing is our attempts to be in control, and the fruit of our labor will be whatever we can muster with these two hands. Yet if we waited on the Lord then our reward will be a whole lot sweeter because he has the whole world in his hands.
Our ways are carnal, and are man made, but his ways are infinite and when he touches anything he creates.
He is able to make a crooked path straight.
“I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:”
Isaiah 45:2 kjv
He is able to make gardens grow in the desert place
“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert”Isaiah 43:19 kjv
All we must have to do is believe