I had a great week. My family came to visit us from Colorado and Canada, and then when they left, my mom came to visit with us. I had a great time, and my kids were bursting with joy to spend time with their cousins, aunts, grandfather and grandmother. We have not always had perfect relationships. There was a time, when we weren’t speaking to our family. Looking back, I feel sad that we lost all those years over misunderstandings.
Over the past five years, I have been getting closer to God. There was a point when I tried to get closer to God, but I didn’t really know how. Then, two years ago we switched churches, and it became very clear how to get closer to God. I have to read the bible. I have to pray and read God’s word and ask God what he has planned for me. I have to let go and trust in the Lord. When I let go of trying to control my life, God gave me blessings. God mended relationships. God blotted out transgressions in the past. When I started seeking God, everything in my life started falling into place. I can see how Satan caused strife in my life and created discontentment. When I seek God, my worries and anxieties fade away. My burdens are replaced with happiness.
“They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.”
–Jeremiah 50:5 (NIV)
I need to secure myself to the Lord. I give God my life. God created me and this entire world, so why would I think that I could control my life better than the creator of heaven and earth? I let go and give it all to God. I put my trust in God and not myself. I make too many mistakes to trust myself. I know that God will take care of me. It is not always easy to let go of your control. When we went through difficult times, I think that I would have gone crazy, if I had not let go and found shelter with God. When I sought God, God was waiting. God takes away the negative feelings that take all the joy out of your life. God forgives me of my sins, so he will take away all those negative feelings that lurk around. God will take care of you. God knows what you need, even when you don’t. God will give you security and peace. Bind yourself to the Lord, and that is all you will ever need.