Let Him have you

From a letter from Helen Roseveare to a struggling paraplegic friend:

“Going back to your letter-you have said, ‘It’s one thing not to know His purposes for my life, but it’s another matter not to know what He wants of me.’ No, no! That is the next step in the darkness.  We do not have to know anything except that He is El-Shaddai–He is the great Almighty Creator God who loves me and loves you, and in some amazing way, who has chosen us to be part of His program.  He does NOT have to explain to us how or when or in what way. Let Him have YOU, all of you, all your thought processes, all your desperate desire to understand, to know the meaning of this whole protracted process. Stop hankering to know what He is not choosing to explain to you yet.Oh,how relatively easy to write that, but how infinitely harder to put it into practice. Give over to Him the longing for the joy and peace of the past. Just let Him be the ALL for you in the present.”

2 thoughts on “Let Him have you

  1. Thank you for posting this!!! I sooo needed to hear it. I struggle to know His calling for me, when maybe what He what He is saying to me is, “Do you trust Me?”

    1. I’m glad it spoke to you, Connie. Have you ever read Abandonment to Divine Providence? It speaks of finding God in the present moment. Excellent book. You’re in my prayers!

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