Dear friends, you are foreigners and strangers on this earth. So I beg you not to surrender to those desires that fight against you. 1Peter 2:11 Joyce Meyer has said, “Surrender equals pain before pleasure.”
When I get frustrated I do two things, eat and spend money. I eat to feel comfort and shop to fix my frustration. In eating I’ve gained weight and spending money has put us further in the hole. These actions don’t remedy my difficult situations; it only adds to them. I can’t justify spending on myself so I shop for others, but that brings only momentary pleasure until the bills have to be paid.
It comes down to surrendering my will to Jesus. Without that there will always be pain never lasting pleasure. If I’ll surrender my will and desires waiting upon the manna of provision from the Lord. Only then can I know pleasure and contentment.
If I have a deep wound and use a band-aid it won’t heal properly, but if I go to a doctor who can stitch it so healing comes from inside out then the wound will heal correctly. When I take action in my desperation it’s only a band-aid fix. I’ll never get victory by my own attempts. Only when I surrender to the care of the Great Physician can proper healing come. Jesus heals from within. He walks us through the healing process.
It takes time and honest assessment and will bring certain pain, but after said pain we experience the pleasure of healing and deliverance. He’ll remove the festering infection that keeps us feverishly searching for feeble remedies. Throw away the prescription of this world to self-remedy and surrender to Jesus. He heals once and for all.
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