December 10 Surrender
Surrender raises some difficult questions for us. Are we willing to trust God with our everything? Sometimes it seems easier to trust Him with the larger life-things. My future. But to trust Him my todays are harder. Sure I pray each day and commit things to the Lord, but I also jump in faster than I know He wants me to into fixing things, getting things done.
What might happen today if I simply trusted it all to the Lord? I know that I don't fully believe that His answer is always that of love. Truth is, I'm afraid of pain. I don't want another loss. To trust Him with my today means that I trust that He loves me. Surrendering to His love fully means to trust that He wants my best. That His will indeed is good and perfect, even if that includes the hard and painful.
To pray with Ignatius of Loyola, "Take, Lord, receive, all is yours now... give me only your love and your grace. These are enough for me."