Surrender Your Future to God
By Rick Warren
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
Surrender means leaving the future to God. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (ESV).
What area of your life have you not surrendered to God? Maybe you’ve surrendered the kitchen and the living room. But what about the bedroom of your life? What about the closet and the garage of your life?
Some of you may not have surrendered your sex life to God. You say, “I know God says sex is only for marriage, but I’m going to do it my way.” That’s why you’re under stress.
Some of you may not have surrendered your finances to God. You think, “I know God says that I should give the first 10 percent back to him, but I can’t afford to tithe.” And that’s why you’re under stress.
Some of you may not have surrendered your relationships to God. You say, “I know I should forgive that person who hurt me, but I’m not going to forgive them.” That’s why you’re under stress.
Some of you may not have surrendered a secret sin to God. Or maybe it’s a hurt, habit, or hang-up you haven’t surrendered to God.
But the most important thing is, have you surrendered your life to Jesus Christ?
Surrender today—and leave the future to God.
Surrender is saying to God, “The war is off. I’m not going to fight you anymore. I want serenity, not stress.”
Aren’t you tired of being at war with God? It’s time to stop fighting. Surrendering to God is the ultimate expression of faith.
For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!
God has an adventure for you—and every day is an invitation to say ‘yes’ to his plans.
We want to help you hear from him, follow his lead, and see his hand at work in your life with the brand-new Daily Hope Prayer Journal—our way to say thanks for your gift below.
This soft, vegan leather prayer journal features . . .
• Beautifully designed pages filled with stunning artwork
• Inspiring Bible verses to encourage you each day
• Special sections to help you keep track of your prayers
Request your Daily Hope Prayer Journal when you give a gift to help take the hope found only in Jesus to people around the world. We pray this journal helps you step into the adventure God has waiting for you!
*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.
This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.