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This Week For Sunday

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you didn’t have any control?

After our last interview at Southern Hills, Corey and I were driving back to North Carolina to then drive on to Ohio.  We arrived in North Carolina late in the evening after a wicked snow storm.  We were just outside of the town we were living in when we hit a patch of ice.  The car began to slide and we both knew there was nothing we could do.

“I love you,” Corey said quickly.

“I love you too.”

We braced as we prepared for the car to flip and roll down the road.  Luckily, our car simply slid down into the median, eventually catching traction in the grass.  In the snow, we could see that we weren’t the first car to make that journey.  With the help of a stranger, we pushed the car out of the way of whoever was next.


That day I knew what it felt like to lack control.

I had the same feeling when my mom told me she had cancer.  There was literally nothing I could do to change the situation; I felt helpless.

But what’s within our control really?  We could be laid off this afternoon, bankrupt tomorrow, snowed in with bare cupboards by the week’s end (this is Georgia after all).  Only God is in control.  He is sovereign and all-knowing.  He created and continues to orchestrate the entire universe.

So when life feels like it is careening out of control, put your trust in God.  Your house, your car, your health, your spouse, and even yourself will fail you.  God alone is constant and unchanging.  Put your faith in Him.

This week, use these songs to evaluate your own heart and where you put your trust:

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I am a 34-year-old hipster who enjoys visiting coffee shops with my husband. I am a Creative Arts Pastor at SoHills and am passionate about environments where opportunities are provided to encounter Christ. Anything done excellently captures my attention. And I know my dog is the cutest you've ever seen.

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  1. Dana Browner says

    Wonderful example. I struggle with control issues but am slowly learning to move the energy previously spent worrying into prayer.

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