A heart fully submitted to Jesus finds rest and peace. When I try to control my circumstance, I end up striving. When I release control, I receive His peace. When I choose my way over His, I feel restless. When I choose His way over mine, I feel content. When I ignore His Word and His instruction, I feel lost. When I obey His Word, it steadies my heart. When I put my hope in the physical realm, my foundation feels unstable. When I put my trust in Him, I feel grounded. When I look for happiness in the things of this world, I feel discontent. When I look for contentment in Him, I find happiness.
As I daily work out my relationship with Jesus, I fight to have a fully submitted heart, and on the days I get off track, I’m thankful for God’s sweet grace and conviction getting me back on track. Lord, show us the areas in our life that aren’t fully submitted to you; help us to release those things.