On-air hosts Mike Kankelfritz and Sally Barton give you some biblical guidance for dealing with situations beyond your control.
Mike: We have people call in to the station all the time asking, “Can you pray for me?” Of course, we love doing that. But what I love even more is hearing back from them later that God answered that prayer. When they call back, I always try to ask this one question: “Is there something that you did?” And the number one answer is, “I gave it to God.”
Sally: That’s kind of a big phrase to dump out there, hard to grasp onto it. But it’s also a truly biblical approach to circumstances that are beyond our control. Give it to God.
Mike: Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Then I love the next part. It says, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus,” meaning you’re going to have so much peace it won’t even make sense.
Sally: I think so often we miss that there’s action required on our part—especially as a parent. That transition from supplying for your child’s every need to gradually releasing them can be a huge challenge, especially when you see the kids making some bad choices.
Mike: You can’t do that on your own—you have to give it to God and that’s when breakthrough happens. And when you think about it, giving your cares to God really makes Him Lord over the situation.
Sally: So your biggest job is to let go—to say, “Lord, okay. It’s yours.”
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