God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him. Be on your guard and stay awake. Your enemy, the devil, is like a roaring lion, sneaking around to find someone to attack. But you must resist the devil and stay strong in your faith. You know that all over the world the Lord's followers are suffering just as you are. But God shows undeserved kindness to everyone. That's why he appointed Christ Jesus to choose you to share in his eternal glory. You will suffer for a while, but God will make you complete, steady, strong, and firm. God will be in control forever! Amen.
1 Peter 5:7-11
Have you ever heard the term "control freak?" It refers to someone who wants to be in control of everything with which they are involved. This is the kind of person who doesn't enjoy flying in an airplane unless they are themselves the pilot. Someone who always wants to be in control finds it hard to be at peace when another person is behind the wheel in the circumstances of their life!
But the ultimate question in the lives of everyone on earth is this: Who will control your life? Will it be you as you stumble through life from one bad decision to another? Or will you let Jesus pilot your life through the turbulence of each moment?
You see, not only does Jesus want to be in control of your life, but He also wants to make you "complete, steady, strong, and firm." No one else can do what Jesus offers everyone who will come to Him in faith! And when you let Jesus be in control of your life, you will be safe and He will be in control forever!
"Lord Jesus, help me today to let You control everything about my life. May my every decision be led by Your Spirit, and my daily life bring praise to You, forever. Amen."