There is something so precious about surrender to God…on a very personal level, surrender to our heavenly Father.  He loves us, knows us, and cares for us more than we can imagine.

When we pray, we want to see our prayers answered.  Often we do, but sometimes the answer is more complex than we expected.  Sometimes Father says, “Let go of this and draw closer to me.”  That is all.  No promise of future relief, or hope that things will work out as we have prayed, just “let go of this, and draw closer to me”.

He has a reason.  I don’t know what it is, but I know that I love Him.  The things I have suffered in my life have taught me one thing….I can trust Him.  So I surrender to Him.  And there is such sweetness in that surrender.  He knows what He is doing.

It is amazing to me how the way I have come to know the Father has deepened and become so much richer through the years.  As I look back, I remember the past, it seems I hardly knew Him, yet I thought I did.  I am sure that in the future, I will look back on this time and think the same thing. There is so much of Him to know.

The more we come to know Him, learn to hear His voice, know His heart, the more we love Him.  Nothing else really matters at all.  The storms are less frightening.  The world situation is in HIs hand.   People need to know Him.  He is the answer everyone is looking for.  He is tangible.  He is real.  He sent His Son to save us.  He is a very present help in trouble.  He will carry us through…no matter what.