We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him
Not an easy decision for many. God is fine for children. Maybe there is some truth and good principles for your life. But completely turn over to God? Desperate and alone. Abandoned and broken. Drowning, yet thirsty. Must we now turn to God?
Yes. Our lives are unmanageable. Our will has forsaken us. Our health is faltering. Our finances are bleak. Our family mourn us. Our friends bemoan us.
We have failed, and now we turn to our creator. To re-create us.
In his image.
And remember, our goal is a life worth living. Our goal is change and rebirth. Our goal is sanity.
Yes, we are giving up personal control. At the cost of freedom. At the cost of time. At the cost of self sufficiency. At the cost of self governance. We have feared dependence. Because dependence on others has let us down. But dependence on God will not leave us in despair.
But it is OK, because we are alive. And because we are alive, we give our lives to our creator.
But, aren’t wars fought over gods? Who is right, who is wrong? Who prays where? Who stands where? Yes, but these practice self righteousness. They have not turned their will and lives over to God. They are drunk on delusion. They only destroy themselves and those around them. They do not seek virtue. They do not seek joy. They do not seek love.
But we have come to believe that God can and will save us. And on this we put our faith. On this, we turn willingly and place ourselves under God’s mercy.
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”–J.K. Rowling
I like that quote. It is personal and honest. We too stand at rock bottom, and we give ourselves over to God to rebuild us.