Our short lives are filled with unknowns and questions that we cannot answer, and we often feel that events and circumstances are spinning out of control. So what should we do? Surrender to the chaos and give up all hope? Certainly not! We do, however, need to surrender our love for this life. “He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” John 12:25. Then we simply surrender ourselves into the arms of our loving, merciful, and wise Savior who knows what we have need of at any given moment in time. “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” Matt 6:8b.
As children of God, we can trust that He will always do what is right on our behalf. “O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless those who fear the LORD, Both small and great.” Psalms 115:9-13 NKJV.
So the next time we are blindsided by something we cannot control, may we be found trusting in the Lord and making our hearts ready to worship and praise Him for His many blessings that He has, and will, give those who trust Him.