God is faithful always in all ways. We sometimes forget that. In the last month or so, I keep being reminded about that and have been praying with it to better understand what God is asking of me. He wants surrender. Not the wave the white faith, you win, I’m defeated type surrender, but the surrender that says, “I trust you.”
To that end, I prayed a novena. A novena is a set of prayers devoted to a particular intention or need. In that case, learning to surrender. The short prayer to repeat is this. “O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything.” I found it extremely helpful and now use this aspiration whenever I feel like I am working so hard at being in control that I become difficult or annoying.
Here are a few verses that point to God’s faithfulness:
The Rock—how faultless are his deeds, how right all his ways! A faithful God, without deceit, just and upright is he! Deuteronomy 32:4
Though my flesh and my heart fail, God is the rock of my heart, my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
And lastly, here is the Surrender Novena if you’d like to pray it.
The Not Lukewarm challenge this week is to pray, “O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything,” whenever you feel overwhelmed.