open wide your hearts also…. (2 Cor 6:13).
You can trust God. You really can. I know that sounds trite of me to say, especially in light of what God might be asking of you in this current season in life. You could be walking through a painful, dark and difficult season. You could also be wrestling with doubt, fear, and insecurity over something you know that you need to release. I’ve been in both situations many times in my life.
The thing that holds me back the most from trusting God has been my unwillingness to open wide my heart to Him. To me, it felt too scary and too vulnerable, so I just didn’t. This only damaged my ability to trust Him with everything that I had.
I’ll be honest, there are some things in my heart that I like having some sense of control over and the thought of opening my heart wide to God feels scary because, well, what if God asks me to really let go and walk away from something I cherish?
We ask this question a lot, don’t we? We think God somehow wants to take things from us without wanting to bless us with something better. That somehow if I truly release things to God, I’ll only lose and have nothing to gain.
That’s a lie. I get that, but sometimes, in my own stubborn mind, I have a really hard time believing living that out in praxis. However, when I do learn to let go, I find that even greater gifts await me. This is just how God works as I open wide my heart to Him.
Lord, I release my need for control. I open my heart wide to you because you are good and trustworthy. Forgive me when I believe that you’re not good and that somehow you’re going to short change me if I open wide my heart to you. Lord Jesus, why would I ever doubt your love? I release everything that I have, for truly, it all belongs to you, in Jesus name, Amen.