Just Surrender

Job 40:2 says, “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!”


Too often I try and correct God. I tell him that my plans are better than his. I tell him that my feelings are more important than his will. I convince myself that if I can’t see or understand something, it doesn’t exist. I believe that if I can’t fit something into my brain it cannot be real. As if I am this important creature that God depends on.

Romans 9:20-21 says, “But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?'” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?”

Is our faith based on “How awesome can God make me?” or “How could this Awesome God possibly love someone like me?”

We have always craved his power. It started with Eve when she ate the forbidden fruit, believing that it would make her like God. We have tried to gain control over our lives ever since then, but we need to remember that Satan was kicked out of heaven because he wanted some of God’s power. What we fail to realise is that we only experience complete freedom when we surrender to God. Nothing else will ever bring satisfaction. Ever.

The might and power and glory of God does not depend on you believing in him. Paul says in James 2:19, “You believe that there is one God, good! Even the demons believe that and shudder.” God doesn’t need us. We desperately need him.

Published by sarahcoppin

I write about theology, philosophy and everyday life. You can check out my blog at sarahcoppin.com

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