growing in trust

To leave comfort is to grow. To give up control is to grow in faith. To be placed out of the expected is to grow. When we lose control of our direction and give it to others we learn to grow in dependence on that which is not ourselves. For those of us who are independent and self reliant, to allow others to be in control is a hard thing. But it is a good thing. To sit back and let others lead, and allow them to make mistakes is to trust. Even if that trust is misplaced and momentary mistakes are made, in the grand scheme of things our long term growth is more important and thus the experience is valuable. To trust and to follow Jesus is simultaneously wonderful and frightening.
Oh my dear loving and great God, I am glad to place myself in your hands. I know that your hand is before us and on us. I believe you can keep me on the course of life. You are greater than circumstances and the too frequent bad decisions that put us there. You are great and I place my trust in you for this day. Thank you.

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