Control that Yo-Yo


Philippians 4:6-7

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Have you ever felt like a yo-yo in your daily task?

One day you are cruising down the road to go use your coupons at Krogers – and it was like a lottery at check out! You saved 20 bucks! You walk out feeling like a million bucks. Than, there are days you just want to strangle someone. Like a person that pulls in front of you on the road, the long wait to pick up your kids from school in mid-summer and when they get in the car – you are already fuming – your top about explode. Poor kids are wondering what happen to mom?


Control is a big thing in our life. Without it.. we can feel like we have no purpose. How can I not control outcomes of life? One day, we have that control and think AH-HA moment of gloating. It is back and forth with control.. like that yo-yo – sometimes it comes back and smacks you in the face.

How about he outcome of a doctor’s appointment and  finding out you need to have test done for a reason you rather not think of. It is scary when we have no control on our health.

What about your husband? You do have control of how he looks before a date night. You double-check to make sure he isn’t wearing that shirt AGAIN...

But how about when he leaves for work? We have no control of any outcome.

This is a scary part of our life here and now.

I have learned we have to let go of that control. It is a life-style I struggle with. We are supposed to hand every thing over to Christ. Easier said than done, right? We need to be daily reminding ourselves to let those weights lift off our shoulders.

I love just browsing the Bible – and just read randomly – I always fall on a verse that I can relate with this.
God shows up when you need Him –

Psalm 55:22
22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,

Philippians 4:6-7
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

So – if you find yourself just sitting down or laying down – with such anxiety you don’t know how to even breathe. Close your eyes, and ask.. that is all we can do… ask our Father to lift everything off your shoulders. You can actually achieve a release.

This will take practice – and it is hard to accept that a power is able to do this task. He loves us so much – He doesn’t want you to suffer.. how can you argue with that.



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