Living a Radiant Life: Pause, Praise, And Pray

Taking a few moments this morning to pause and reflect upon the goodness of the Lord. A year ago I was in my third semester at Highlands College. I was still discovering my God given talents and I had so many questions for the Lord. I was holding onto so many promises that I believed would come true... but I just couldn’t feel it or see it just yet. There were so many unknowns about the future. There were so many questions about the present moment. All I could do is praise God and keep praying, I don’t know what the future holds and I don’t know what You’re doing right now... and even if my eyes can’t see and my emotions take the best of me... I will still lift my voice in praise because I trust You, O Lord. I trust that Your ways are higher and Your ways are better. I trust that You see the present and are sculpting my heart and molding me into a new creation and masterpiece. Help me to trust that You are faithful and good, even in the midst of my ever wandering heart. Help me to trust that You are faithful to keep every promise and that I can confidently have faith that You have great plans for my life and the best has yet to come! This morning I’m proclaiming again, that no circumstances could ever separate me from God’s plans for my life. He has always been right there with me, the biggest supporter and encourager in the middle of my unknowns and messy parts of my life. He is re-building, re-molding, and doing a new thing in my life and the lives of so many others. I choose to trust His plans for my life and the lives of those around me. I choose to lay aside the selfish part of my heart that wants to control and manipulate people or circumstances for my best interest or for my gain. I lay that control down and trust that God is working in the midst of my life and the life of others, so I don’t have to try so hard to push things together, to try to control outcomes, but that I can just Rest in the shadow of His love and His promises. Rest in His truth and His promises. Rest in knowing that ultimately He is working all things for my good and His glory. 🙏🏼💞 Do you struggle with wanting to control outcomes and variables or people in your life? Maybe it’s the people you love the most, maybe it’s your work situation, it can be anything! Let’s surrender that control over to the Lord and allow His sovereignty and faithfulness to touch that area in your heart, then watch as you begin to see and feel Him moving in that space of surrender... that’s the space where miracles happen!