The Night Light for today is – Surrender
The definition for SURRENDER is: to agree to stop fighting, hiding, resisting, etc., because you know that you will not win or succeed.
Psalm 37:7 in the God’s World Translation says, “Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.”
So what does this mean for you tonight my friend? Perhaps you continue on holding on to something that in your heart you are treasuring above the Lord. Something you are holding on to as you clench your fist around it and refuse to release – maybe control over something, maybe your financial situation, perhaps a habit you don’t want to let go. Whatever it is…confess it and agree to stop resisting the Lord. Surrender is an active step of agreeing to let go. No one, including God can MAKE you surrender. He will not because He is the perfect gentleman.
True surrender comes when you finally rely on God to work in you and in your heart and then He can work in the situation you face. You may have to wait patiently for Him – for His response, for His resolution – but by letting go and letting God at least you can rest in Him tonight and allow Him to do the work.