Control? Who has it? I have always tried to have control of everything in my life, actually believing I was in control. I thought if I did everything my way then everything will go right on track. Well, needless to say, it did not alway happen that way. Know anyone like that? Sure, most of us like to believe we are in charge, trying to master the course of the life we lead like the captain of a ship. Truth is… God is the one who has our destiny in His hands, and He is trying to lead us down the path He has designed for us if we would only let him. His plan is a perfect plan for us, despite any evidence to the contrary or anything that doesn’t seem to make sense to us and our human minds and reasoning, but it’s true.

Romans 8:28 – And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

When we let God guide our lives only good things will come to us. Even when something seems devastating, it will come together for good. The Lord knows everything – past, present and future and He wants what is best for us according to His plans he has for us.

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.

The Lord’s plans for each of us are filled with goodness, happiness, and hope. God wants us to give it all up to Him so that He can have the glory He deserves, and we can have peace. In this way, we glorify God by the way we live in harmony and confidence, and our joy will be more evident. When you let Him have control, life will become an even more beautiful journey.

Trying to control everything is exhausting and stressful, and it can easily steal our joy. We have only to pray and ask God, calling on Him to release us from our anxieties. He will answer our prayers and give us rest.

Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

All we really have to do is sit back, relax and try to enjoy each day knowing He is in control and that we don’t have to control every situation. Now that’s something to think about! From your friends at Utah Valley Church!