“I Surrender All” – Kind of

The more I lose (to depression, fatigue, pain–hopefully that doesn’t sound like I’m trying to get sympathy or attention–I’m just explaining), the more I realize how hard it is to willingly surrender “all”. Or maybe it means that we completely give up on ourselves being able to accomplish anything of spiritual value without God’s regenerating and transforming us. Matthew 5:3 says, “Blessed are those who recognize they are spiritually helpless. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.” But even to fully recognize that is beyond our capability.

Whatever I have lost, I’ve gained back more in what God has given me spiritually, which can never be taken away. As difficult as life is now, I’m very blessed.

I really like what’s expressed in this post:
Honesty in worship

2 Responses to ““I Surrender All” – Kind of”

  1. 1 Craig Bennett

    I like that article you linked to. It seems she is talking about lamenting. The are many times I have told God, I feel like crap. I feel like dirt. I don’t know how to surrender this to you. In the process of venting, it enables me to come to a place where I can then say, despite how I feel.

    The last few weeks I have been sick and become overly bone tired with moving house, which has resulted in depression. I find that when I reflect on the Father, Son and Spirit, and their love for me, it helps lift the burden some what.
    I won’t say it lifts entirely off, but it lifts up enough to enable me to function a little bit better.

    Bless you and praying for you Jeff

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I’m sorry you’re feeling so bad. I dread the day if it should come that we would move. I really don’t know how I can handle all of it. I can understand how the extreme fatigue (which is an understatement) can lead to depression, not because of the situation, just plain having nothing left. I too am starting to think of the love God has for me in the down times, especially what was done on the cross and the resurrection. I’m still working that out.

    Thanks for the comment and I’ll pray for you.

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