I know in the one in whom I trust and I am sure that He is able
to guard what I have entrusted to Him until the day of His return.
2 Timothy 1:12 (NLT)
In recent days, we have wittnessed an Election across the border, remembered soldiers that have fought for peace and freedom through Rememberance Day, and the news reminds us of the horrific challenges people face daily around the world. We also have our own personal struggles through broken relationships and health concerns, or finacial difficulties and stress we face that burden our spirit. It is enough to set our hearts and minds into a tizzy if we allow it. Many years ago the devotional by Roy Lessin came into my inbox linked below and I have found this prayer to be helpful in releasing my cares to the only one who can do anything about what I have no control over. May you too experience the peace of Christ that passes all understanding.
by Roy Lessin
Heavenly Father, I release to You the burdens that I have been carrying, burdens that You never intended for me to carry.
I cast all my cares upon You - all my worries, all my fears.
Father calm my restless spirit, quiet my anxious heart, still my troubling thoughts with the assurance that You are in control.
I let go of my grip upon the things I have been hanging onto, with opened hands I come to You.
I thank You for Your promise to sustain me, preserve me, and guard all that I have entrusted to Your keeping.
Protect my heart and mind with Your peace, the peace that passes all understanding. Father, may your will be done in my life in Your time, and in Your way.