Growth in Trials

Like many, I don’t do well when lacking control. Case in point, my hair was mid way down my back. No longer, because I had to do something with my powerlessness. There is just so much outside of my ability to control and grabbing a pair of scissors seems the least destructive.

I am currently feeling very out of control, but choosing to trust the Lord Jesus with my circumstances. Anyone else feeling out of control today? Maybe, you cannot bring reconciliation to a relationship you absolutely treasure due to the other party. Maybe, a loved one is sick with covid or cancer and you desperately want to fix them. Or it might be passionately and wholly wanting a loved one to realize their need for Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord!

While we are definitely not in control, our Mighty God is!

In Colossians, we read these words: “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.”
[Colossians 1:15‭-‬17]

Ohh friends, I have been clinging to a set of verses from Philippians. Clinging and hanging onto the Vine (Jesus the Christ) as I seek to worship Him with my entire life!

“I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare. All the others care only for themselves and not for what matters to Jesus Christ. But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News.”
[Philippians 2:20‭-‬22 NLT]

As we face the reality of our own powerlessness, we receive an amazing opportunity to be changed from the inside-out. Feeling powerless can cause us to lash out in anger, sin by engaging in addictive or dangerous behavior, or run toward our Beloved Savior!


I am completely out of control. There are things I could never change. But because He lives, we can [and I can] face today and tomorrow.

And He is in full control of my circumstances and life.

As we pray, read His Word, and fellowship, we get the opportunity to truly know the Lord as the Supreme Lord of our lives!

What do you need to bring to His table today?

What has you feeling out of control?

And how can you activate your faith in Jesus, and trust Him right where you are?

By Gracefully Overcoming

Gracefully Overcoming is my corner of the web to share my journey with chronic and mental illness, , and how Jesus keeps reminding me who I am in Him. I can always be found at: www.gracefullyovercoming.blog/