Handing It All Over

I recently stumbled upon an amazing Christian author, Joseph Prince, thanks to a great friend of mine.
I just started his 100 Days of Favor devotional book and I have to say it is amazing!
I’ve been searching for a great devotional for about a year now and nothing has ever fulfilled every need I had.
I guess I was a bit prejudiced and thought I needed a mothers devotional of some sort written by a fellow mom who understood my daily struggles.
It turns out that wasn’t the case-in fact it was the opposite.
I found my devotional written by a Christian man…ironic don’t you think?!
I knew He was smiling when this happened 🙂
So far I have taken away two great points.
The first is: Jesus is our perfect hero.
He is someone that we can be ourselves with every.single.day.
We don’t have to hold back one ounce of who we are.
He knows what our struggles, differences, and heartaches are.
He knows what we keep behind closed doors that we don’t share with others.
He does not judge.
It is okay to completely be who we are, and be honest with Him.
How freeing is that?  He know all of our nitty gritty and He still loves and cares about us.
He wants the best for us even though he knows the worst about us.
The second point is: It’s not what you have, but who you have.
We have Him.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…He is on our side!
If he is for us no one can be against us.
Do you know that He knows exactly how many hairs each of us have on our head?
We are all His children.
Who counts each hair on their child’s head?
Someone who cares a whole heck of a lot-that’s who!!
But it doesn’t just end there my friend.

Before this devotional I thought I was already handing everything over to Him.
I thought I was relying on Him-always, for everything.
Or so I had convinced myself I did…
As it turns out I was holding a whole bunch back.
I was afraid that my little, minute prayers weren’t going to be “big enough” problems for him to even look at or consider.
I was constantly telling myself that He would  write me off because I didn’t grow up in the perfect family, because I wasn’t married before we had our first two children, and the list like this goes on and on.
The truth is he cares about each one of us and each problem we face, no matter how big or small.
He cares about it all!
So from now on I’m handing it all over to him.
Every stress, fear, anxiety, problem, I have.
I am lifting it all up to Him.

I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see.

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