Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him … | Psalm 37:7
As I sat quietly in the Lord’s Presence, I felt like He was highlighting the word surrender to my spirit.
God alone is our All Sufficient One, and as we gaze upon Him and fully surrender the things that have weighed on our hearts and minds, I believe we will come into a place of new found freedom that we have not yet experienced before. There is freedom in surrender. The battle is not yours, but the Lord’s (2 Chronicles 20:15).
I hear the Lord saying, “My child, release and fully surrender to Me all of your burdens; they are not yours to carry. I am working everything out for your good. Trust Me in the mess and the heartache, and hand over your disappointments. I will even restore the things you had once thought were beyond repair. Yes, I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you (Joel 2:25). Have child-like faith and trust in your good, good Father. He who has been faithful in the past will continue to be faithful to you.”
I feel that there are those who have been struggling with physical aliments in their bodies because of overbearing stress. As you give the burdens that you have been carrying to the Lord, you will experience healing and order in your body. Let the joy of the Lord strengthen you and be your portion. God is restoring laughter, and out of your belly shall flow living waters (John 7:38). A merry heart is a good medicine.
As we enter into the Christmas season, I believe that the Lord is reminding us that He is truly the greatest gift of all. God longs to lavish good gifts on His children. As we live in a place of surrender, making the Lord our first priority and our hearts’ highest desire, He will begin to bestow gifts of healing and joy in this season. Delight yourself in the King of kings, and He will give you the desires of your heart.