Surrendered Life: Day

Day 2

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Today's Text: Proverbs 3:5-6

Join us for Day 2 of Living the Surrendered Life and then join us for discussion and community in the comments below!

Text: Proverbs 3:5-6

  • nicoleecarey(:

    Trusting God with my whole heart means not letting disappointments get in the way, seep in, and turn into deep hurts in my heart. For me, its been having the desire to be married but being disappointed when my plans say this one guy is the one and it doesn’t work out. God truly has a bigger plan, more extravagant than my own, and I just need to trust him WHOLE-heartedly!! My own paths are crooked; He makes my path straight and never fails me!

  • Semi_Healthy Amanda

    I like the part in the devotional where it says that these things we are dissapointed by should not be the "anchor that weighs us down." This may be my biggest flaw in that I don't just let myself feel dissapointed, I let it drag me down.

    There is a balance between feeling your emotions and knowing that God is in control, no matter what.

    Lord please let me remember this! Please let me fix my eyes on you and not drown in sorrow as if you're not there to help me.

  • Katie @ Livehalffull

    Wow, this really speaks to me! I’m so hard on myself and tend to want perfection. This leads
    no where, worrying leads me no where. I needed to hear this reminder to trust in the Lord and everything will be ok.

  • RunSingTeach

    I think I am constantly disappointed with my physical health and appearance. I am always struggling with weight and motivation for exercise as well as self-control. I am NEVER satisfied at work. Always feeling like more could be done if we just tried harder and opened minds. I am lost right now and have no idea what God has planned for me. It is very hard to slow down to listen as my mind moves in circles a mile a minute. I think one of the hardest things for me is to trust that there is "more than this".

  • Jenn Nelson

    "Disappointment should be a stepping stone on our path with Jesus…not the anchor that drowns us." Those are amazing words to remember but how hard to do when those anchor chains are wrapped so tightly around us. It is my prayer that we will always remember to look UP during those times because His hand will be the one pulling us out!

  • Wow! This spoke right to me. I probably have taken 13 pregnancy tests never to see the second line or plus sign (cuz it could just be that I need to try a different brand). This is one I need to memorize. He will make my path straight.

    • Jenn Nelson

      Those were the words that jumped right out at me as well! I even journaled about my disappointment with my infertility and how I am praying that He will help me to work beyond this fear/doubt/disappointment and trust in His plan.

      It's a special feeling to find someone in the same boat; I'm sending prayers out into the Heavens tonight for both of us. <3

    • Kristin P

      Hi Lisa & Jenn – I too am struggling with infertility issues. I wish you all the best and praying for second lines for you both. God Bless.

    • Karen

      To those struggling with infertility issues. Remember that it is God who opens and closes the womb. Many times we desire to have a child so much that it becomes an idol in our life. (Spoken from a woman who cried many a times because she wanted to believe she was pregnant but was not) But if we delight in the Lord, he gives us the desires of our heart. I have decided to trust the Lord for when and how many children I will have. I do not use contraception or pay attention for my cycles. And yet I am not currently pregnant even though my husband and I frequently make love. There is peace when we trust God, for I never have to wonder if there is something wrong with me or my body…or my husband's even. But God knows the perfect timing for all things, and when the timing is right, he will bless us with child.

  • I love the text on the side that reads, "Friend, I don't know what you are facing or what lies ahead in your path. But I know that we serve a God who effortlessly created the world in six days and still knows how many hairs you have on your head." Clinging to this truth today!

    • Erica

      Oops! That was day 1…I was reading one & two today to catch up! :)

  • Christen DeGonzague

    Gosh, I have been having to make so many decisions about my future lately! For about the past year, I have kind of known some things I needed to do and take care of, but kept coming up with excuses. Finally, I am taking those steps, finally I am being the person I need to be, and finally I'm "finding" God again.

  • I'm sorry if I'm being stupid, but I can't seem to find the actual lesson for day 2! How do I get there? Can anyone help me?

    • Erica

      Hi Katie! The actual lesson is at http://www.youversion.com. Search for "Living the Surrendered Life" under the "Reading Plans" tab. Each day you'll be directed back to the lesson if you bookmark it (at least that is what I did!). Hope this helps!

  • Loved this verse!! My husband is self-emploed & not much happening in his line of work so he decided to go back to work & is interviewing for a job right now. I love this verse because my own understanding tends to be fearful right now, whereas God's is reminding me not to relay on what I see, but to TRUST Him for what I don't see. I love too how it says ALL I have to do is acknowledge Him & HE will direct my path. Trust, Be in Him, & Follow!

  • Wow Day to was totally directed at me …undesired events in my life and
    many disappointments in life and love. Now I have a different out look..God has better things headed my way.. Fred wasn’t the one for me..I wasn’t ready for that promotion just yet.. I’m excited to let the Lord lead me to the road and plans he has instore for me..

    • Beth Anne

      You are absolute right. This stuff we need is only what He allows us to keep. There’s a path for you. Just keep your focus on Him. It WILL be revealed & greater that would could be expected.

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