Do you long for the joy of complete dependence on God, yet fear the cost of full surrender? Do you long for unconditional acceptance and love, but fear exposing your heart? Do you long for solid peace, absolute trust, and contentment amidst alarming circumstances, but fear that those circumstances might shatter your soul?
We fight God for control of our lives because we worry that suffering will overwhelm us. We want safe ministries. Safe friends. Safe children. We want a safe future free of risk, hurt, and heartbreak.
But God isn't calling us to live safely--He is calling us to surrender. Some of God's greatest blessings are hiding behind those parts of our lives that are most difficult to surrender.