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Hold Fast in the Fire: In the Surrender

December 12, 2023

Hold Fast in the Fire: In the Surrender

Do you ever struggle with wrestling God for control? I sure can be guilty. We’ve all experienced burns from life before - some to a greater degree than others. Grasping for control in our circumstances gives a false sense of security by believing we can prevent pain, disappointment, or rejection from happening. In the end it’s fleeting and depleting. 

But it’s in our surrender we can find healing. 

“‘King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[a] from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.’”- Daniel 3:16-18

When life throws us into the furnace, can we choose to believe surrendering to Jesus and His plan will be worth it because we have a purpose? 

God controls physical healing, who He brings in and takes out of your life, life’s highlights and downfalls, your beginnings and your endings, and the destiny of your purpose. 

Now, what do you have control of at this moment? 
How you respond, treat others, love, steward your money, fuel your body, and how you seek after Jesus. I’m sure there’s more. 
Sit with The Lord and ask Him to help whatever you are trying to take on from HIS list and surrender it. 

Like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, we need to be bold in our faith in surrender. Trust that no matter what fire life throws our way pursuing Jesus by releasing what we cannot control will help us find peace in letting go. 

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PRAYER:
Lord Jesus, you hear every cry, you wipe our tears, and you remind us that you are near. Jesus, help us to release our tight grip on trying to control. We can with confidence believe that trusting you is so much freer, and that your plans for us will someway somehow be for good. Help us to maintain a posture of surrender. Amen.

Rhianna Marie Nix, Wheatful Wednesday Devotional Author

Rhianna Marie Nix is the author of “Faithfully Fervent: Standing Firm as a Woman of God in a World Ready to Run”. Rhianna is a native Texan and a Pediatric Operating Room Nurse. She is married to her wonderful husband Ryan Nix and has two dogs. Rhianna is passionately following her calling into ministry by pursuing her mission to help bring hope and healing through her testimony proclaiming that God resurrects pain into purpose. She will fiercely fight to empower people to know Christ and believe in His incomparable power to transform and save.

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Connect with her on Instagram @rhiannamarie24 and learn more about her book, Faithfully Fervent, on Amazon here.





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