Is It Time to Give Up?

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How do I actively trust God enough to not only give up something, but give up the resulting pain and sorrow and disappointment?

Do you know what I mean? What does giving up my stuff to God look like? I tend to give my things to God and then ask for them back.

God, I trust You with my kids, but ...

God, You can have my finances, but ...

God, I understand Your commands, but ...

God, I know You’re there to listen, but ...

God, I need Your grace, but ...

God, I believe You have a plan, but ...

Does anyone else struggle with this? Am I the only one who takes everything back and heaps it onto my own back again and again and again?

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Matt. 11:28-30, NIV).

Honest to goodness, I have no idea why I take stuff back. It doesn’t make sense, really. I know that God’s plan is best. I know that His way is best. I know that His timing is best. I know that His care is best.

I know that He is the best at carrying my burden—and yet I take it back. As if ...

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