I think about what it was like before God brought me to surrender in Himself. I lived in the land of death where the devil had reign and destruction was growing in my life. As it says in Psalm 18:4-6,“The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.”
But you did not abandon me to this darkness, for when, in my distress “I called to the LORD… he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.” And He rescued me from the dominion of darkness and brought me into the Kingdom of Light! What a wonderful, marvelous salvation.
Truly, Lord Jesus, in you is all that our hearts long for—belonging, worth, competence, purpose, hope and a future with you–and we can only have it because you, O Triune God, were willing to suffer the pain of separation within the Trinity to bring salvation to your enemies.
I praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for your great, deep, powerful Love that led you to embrace and endure such anguish for the undeserving.
You are a gloriously wonderful God, full of love and wisdom, grace and goodness, selflessness and tender mercy. To surrender to you is such a powerful privilege, embracing the truth that. when we are weak, then we are strong. Rule in us today, Lord, and use us for your glory.