Simple Surrender

Madonna and Child.

Madonna and Child. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let me tell you what true surrender is.  It is simply resting in the love of God as a little baby rests in its mother’s arms.  

Fenelon,  Let Go

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My heart is not proud, O Lord

my eyes are not haughty

I do not concern myself with great matters

or things too wonderful for me.

But I have stilled and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother.

Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

Psalm 131: 1-2

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Lord,

Let me rest today in your love like a baby rests in his mother’s arms:

Trusting completely

Supported and secure

Sure of your goodness

Let me release the things that keep me from your peace:

Anxiety

Pride

My will

Help me to carry the feeling of love and surrender through my day.

Amen

What difference would it make in your day if you could carry the feeling of love and surrender into your circumstances?  I am praying for this today.

Betsy

14 Comments on Simple Surrender

  1. Jeanette Edgar
    August 1, 2012 at 8:52 am (6 years ago)

    You’re on my favorite word today, Surrender! Beautiful prayer and post. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Writing Sisters
      August 1, 2012 at 9:40 am (6 years ago)

      Surrender is a word I’m reflecting on too. Simple things can be so hard. Thanks for your comment. B

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  2. Lynna Clark
    August 1, 2012 at 9:09 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you Betsy, for reminding me this morning of this life changing truth.

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    • Writing Sisters
      August 1, 2012 at 9:41 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Lynna. I need to be reminded often myself. B

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  3. Jenny Alexander
    August 1, 2012 at 10:29 am (6 years ago)

    What a wonderful prayer – thank you

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    • Writing Sisters
      August 1, 2012 at 10:33 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Jenny. Appreciate you taking time to comment.

      Reply
  4. apronheadlilly
    August 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Surrender–the lifelong lesson that once experienced makes you hunger for that peace again. But the world rushes in, and we go through the practice once more of releasing tight fists to the Lord, the things we can’t control. Really, not so simple. Lord, help.

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    • Writing Sisters
      August 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm (6 years ago)

      Surrender is a simple concept – but for me it’s a constant challenge. As soon as I release something to God I try to take it back. I have “tight fists” too. “A lifelong lesson for sure.

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      • apronheadlilly
        August 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm (6 years ago)

        Yes. And today is another day to surrender. Sigh.

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  5. Caddo Veil
    August 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Joining you in that fervent prayer, Sisters! God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

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    • Writing Sisters
      August 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Caddo, I hope the novel is going well!

      Reply
  6. granbee
    August 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Resting in God’s arms right along with you, dear ladies!

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  7. Donkeywhispererfarm2010
    August 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Every day is a new day a day of renewed strength it does take practice to ask GOD for help each day. I enjoyed your post today.

    Reply

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