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Give it up!

Do you feel like your in a constant battle? Like your fighting a fight that is impossible to win? Life just keeps circling around you and you feel lost in the whirlwind it leaves behind. You keep feeling like your never going to make it, the harder you try the worse things seem to be getting…

Now.. think of one of the biggest trials or obstacles in your life right now. Maybe its finances, maybe it’s your marriage, Maybe a job, or maybe its your children; the list could go on. Do you have it? Good.

Let me ask you this.. How many times in the past week have you prayed over that particular situation? Have you been seeking out God’s direction or relying on your own ways and thoughts to solve what lies before you.

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5 to trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding. We are to bring each and every request before Him, He will provide your needs.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

We as humans are constantly trying to control everything that happens in our lives. The harder we try to control every little thing around us the more frustrated we become. Before we know it we are drowning in a pool of negativity and pulling everyone around us down. The sooner we come to grips that we are NOT in control, the sooner we can start living happier more fulfilling lives.

Stop trying to control what happens next. Stop trying to control your children’s every move. Stop trying to change and control your spouse. Stop trying to control things that are out of your control. Stop trying to be two steps ahead of God… just STOP! It will never work.

1 Peter 5:7 says casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

This means we need to give it up, let go, and let God. If its worth complaining about, than it’s worth praying about.

Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

I ask that you take the time now to listen to God’s word and seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33).

If you have never prayed before or asked God for help there is no right or wrong way to pray. God knows your heart and he is always listening. I challenge you today to take the time, grab a notebook, and write a prayer to God asking for His guidance and direction with whatever trial is pressing on you today.

It’s time to let go of the things that are holding us back. Let go of the what if’s and the wondering of what will happen next. Truth is weather you what if and wonder it is not going to change what is going to happen. God is in control! He will help you through whatever lies ahead. All you have to do is let go and trust God. He will never let you down. He will never fail you. In fact, He is the ONLY one whom can truly help you through whatever trial you are struggling with.

Heavenly Father,

Lord I pray for each and every person reading this post. Lord Jesus, touch their hearts, open their minds and give them clarity to understand Your Word. I pray they would cast their cares upon you Lord and let go of the things in life that they can not control. Lord I pray that each would learn to seek You first in all they do, in times of trials and tribulation, but also in times of rejoicing. I pray each person would feel Your love and presence and know that You, God, are always near. I pray that this article reaches those that need to hear this word and that You God would get all the glory, honor, and praise in Jesus name. Amen

Daily Bible Verses

D.B.V.- January 14, 2018

2 Corinthians 4:8-9- We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; Struck down, but not destroyed—

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D.B.V.- January 13, 2018

Colossians 3:23- And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.

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D.B.V.- January 8, 2018

Galatians 6:9- Ans let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

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D.B.V.- January 7, 2018

Proverbs 13:11- Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished. But he who gathers by labor will increase.

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D.B.V.- December 24, 2017

Luke 2:7- And she brought forth her first born Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

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D.B.V.- December 20, 2017

Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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D.B.V.- December 12, 2017

1 Peter 5:8- Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

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D.B.V.- December 8, 2017

Philippians 4:6- Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

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D.B.V.- December 7, 2017

Mark 8:38- For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.