The Power To Bring Things Under Control

My daughter was due to start school in six weeks and I was looking forward to gaining a few extra hours in the day to myself. Instead, we ended up enduring a grueling crash-course on how to manage a sudden type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Every day became a roller coaster of testing, treatment, interventions, and constant supervision. For diabetics, it is critical to keep blood sugar levels under control, and yet there are many variables in our daily living that impact this which are most definitely not under our control. Isn’t it often like this for all of us?

Learning to live with a chronic illness in a chaotic world certainly tests our resilience and faith on a daily basis. Yet, Paul offers us this encouragement: “The Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body” (Philippians 3:21).


Over time, I learned (through sheer desperation) to trust in the Lord’s ability to direct me and the medical team He had equipped to support us, to bring everything under control. He does this, not only for my daughter's health, but our anxiety levels, family dynamics, ministry capacity, and future dreams. Jesus’ power to bring everything under His control is why we can bring all our children’s needs to Him in prayer, in all circumstances. His wisdom and power means we can relinquish control and entrust them to Him knowing the outcome will ultimately

be for our good.

 

Pray from the Scriptures


Colossians 1:15-20, 1 John 5:19-20, Psalm 71:1-8, 1 John 5:14


Father,


Thank you that you gave Jesus the power over all things through His death and resurrection on the cross. We surrender our need to be in control into your hands so that You can exert your mighty power to bring salvation and peace into the lives of our children. In spite of the chaos in the world around us, we trust in You to bring things into alignment for their good, according to Your mercy and grace.


Amen.

 

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