Psalm 46:10 “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

During the last three weeks, I’ve been trying to escape a terrible cold everyone around me seemed to have. At home, it started with my son, then my husband, then with a coworker. I was doomed. Late last week I finally succumbed to it.

I was so worried about what my bosses thought about me taking so much time off this year already. I’m too worried about it. I planned to work on Saturday morning to make up for the half-day I missed last Monday for my sister’s illness. I knew I was getting sick too, but figured I would tough it out at work anyway since I would be all alone in the office.

After a fitful night of coughing, tossing, and turning I soon realized that God had other plans for my Saturday. I’m sending you to the clinic, then, I’m sending you straight to bed. I want you to rest. Thank you, Lord. I needed it.

This small change of my plans had a big impact on my thinking. He got my attention.

God is in control (Psalm 46:10).

I don’t need to worry about anything (Philippians 4:6-7).

I laid in bed, still, on Sunday morning watching Dr. Charles Stanley on TV as he preached on surrender. Stop holding on to things gone by, he said. Surrender it all to Jesus. He said you might have to say it every day, but say it anyway until it sticks and you can live a surrendered life. It’s the best life one can live.

Today, I surrender.

Use me.

Send me.


This post is part of the Five Minute Friday 10 day Writing Challenge. A five-minute free write to the daily prompt. Posting with the prompt for day six – SEND – even though it’s day eight.

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