Submitting to God

Submitting to God is an act of faith. Since my sister’s accident over two and a half years ago, my personal life has been turned upside down. My own questionings and strivings have yielded little.

Today, God reminded me of a simple, freeing passage: “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” (James 4:7-8a)

Submitting to God entails obeying Him and subjecting oneself to Him. Resistance to Satan demands standing firmly against him. In drawing near to God, one is promised that He will draw near as well.

When lives have been shattered by tragedy, human responses often repel any kind of submission. In struggling for answers, one has choices. One can turn away from God or one can run headlong into His arms of love.

No safer place exists but in submission to God. God is patiently waiting for us amidst our grueling life circumstances. As His Son, Jesus, even struggled to submit to His Father’s will in the Garden of Gethsemane, so must we submit to God in our pain. Death to self through Christ promises eternal life with God.


About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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2 Responses to Submitting to God

  1. Anonymous says:

    In times of adversity, God wants us all to remember His promise…”He will never leave nor forsake us.” When those questions begin to arise, remember that someone is suffering far worse than our current situations. Your thoughts have truly inspired me, and I pray that through them and constant prayer you, along with your family, will strive.

    Christine Beard

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