I received this post in an email and found it very inspirational. When things are not going the way you want, just turn it all over to God:
This is _______________. Thank you God for blessing me to see another day. God, I come before you this morning with feelings that have begun to consume me. Lately, I’ve felt overwhelmed. I feel sad. I am confused. I’m feeling angry. I’ve become bitter. I feel discouraged. I feel hurt. I feel abandoned. I feel taken for granted. I feel unloved. My soul is weary. As these feelings deepen within me, I am beginning to feel lost. Who am I? I don’t recognize me! I have tried to figure it out on my own, and I receive what I now know, is only a temporary fix, because these feelings always resurface. This place is not where I desire to be Lord, so this morning, “oh my Lord, my precious Lord………………. I SURRENDER:
I surrender my husband/wife and trust you to restore what has been lost. We are slowly becoming strangers. I feel alienated. The ability to talk with each other has become strained. The love we once basked in seems like a distant memory. Bless my marriage dear God, that it be restored to what you would have it to be.
I surrender my relationship that has entered troubled waters. It seems like there is trouble throughout this relationship that I’ve invested so much into. Bless me Lord that I trust you to do what you desire to do. If this relationship is for me, I trust you to restore it better than it was. If it is not for me, I trust you to remove me from it and give me what I need to press forward.
I surrender my child(ren) and trust you to give me discernment in all areas of their lives, as well as the wisdom to guide them accordingly.
I surrender my finances and trust you to provide where there is lack.
I surrender my family and trust you to heal broken relationships. I ask that where healing is delayed, that you give me the heart to love “in spite of”.
I surrender my body and trust you to heal that area that has become ill. I ask that you bless me that I am not fearful, but to totally trust you.
I surrender my friends and trust you to guide our friendship. Bless me to speak truth “in love” for those who need to hear it “now”. Show me how to not allow their problems to consume me. Bless me to be a support to them while not handicapping them.
I surrender my job. Lord, so much negativity surrounds me and it’s gotten to the point where I dread going to work. I feel like a minnow swimming amongst sharks, who seek to attack, capture, and swallow me. The attitudes of those around me and the lack of peace, has caused me to harbor negative emotions. Bless me Lord, and show me how to be a light in the midst of darkness while I’m at work.
I surrender my career and trust you to open the door of opportunity that is for me. Bless me with the faith that I need to move forward and not be afraid. Bless me to know that what God has for me regarding my career, is just for me.
I surrender my enemies. It seems as though I’m surrounded by those who seek to hurt me. They have lied, cheated, and have been effective at stealing my joy. They’ve made me fearful of them because of their actions. Bless me to know that there is nothing my enemies can do to harm me as long as I look to you. Bless me to remember what your word says: You will make my enemies my footstool! Also to remember, that if God be for me, who can stand against me?
I surrender my past and trust you to free me from dwelling in it. I’ve been locked in the past dear God. It has boxed me in to the point of not being able to see the “present”. My past is my past. Help me to accept that my past does not determine my future. Your word tells me to forget that which is behind and press forward. Bless me to move forward in what you have for me.
I surrender my heart and trust you to heal it from the hurts it incurred. Lord, I’ve been so hurt that my heart has an open wound. This wound has caused me to not believe. I don’t trust my heart to anyone. I don’t want to let anyone in. It is so wounded, that there are days that I’ve not believed that even you can heal it. This hurt feeling is suffocating me. Lord, I desire my heart to be healed from these hurt feelings.
I surrender my mind. I am tired of being bound to the negative thoughts of my mind! The enemy has been in my mind long enough, it is time for him to flee, and I now know that he can only flee, if I surrender my mind to you. Bless me Lord to trust you to set my mind free.
I surrender my mouth. For so long I’ve used my mouth as a weapon. I’ve torn people down. This has hindered me in a lot of areas. Bless me Lord to use my mouth to lift up. To bless and not curse.
I surrender my ears. Too often, I hear what I want to hear depending on the situation. Doing this, has caused me to misunderstand a lot of things and has caused problems. Bless me to trust you to let me hear what you want me to hear.
I surrender my eyes. There have been situations where I’ve had blinders on. I saw only what I wanted to see. These blinders have caused me to enter into places that have caused me or someone else pain. Bless me dear Lord, to trust you to show me what you want me to see and to do what you would have me to do.
I surrender my legs and ask that you bless me to walk in obedience to you. I now understand that doing what pleases me is not the best thing for me. The situations I’ve found myself in have shown me that I need to do what pleases you. Bless me to trust you and to go and do what you would have me to do. To understand that you are my compass.
And now dear God, I surrender “ME”. I thank you right now that you’ve heard my cry “to surrender”. I ask dear God, that from hence forward, you convict me and make it difficult for me to move in any area of my life without seeking your guidance. God, I thank you, that because I have surrendered all that has burdened me to you, my mind is clear, my heart is healed, and I am free.
In Jesus Name,