31 Days of Chasing THE Light Day 3 { Day 275 }

Surrendering Light

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
~Colossians 2:6-7

I hear the wind chimes ringing constantly. The wind is really blowing hard and you can hear it slam against the house. I look out the window and watch the trees being thrashed around – thankfully their roots are deep and strong.

Sometimes, we can feel like we are being thrashed around in this life and I ask myself, are my roots ready for a storm? Can my roots handle the strong winds that will come?

Deep roots nourish.
Deep roots are strong.

My roots can sometimes feel dry and brittle. Any amount of wind or weight could knock me down and cause me to break. I have to surrender.  I have to bow low to get the strength and nourishment from Him in order to hold steady in the storm. I have to dig deep and root down in His Word (and believe Him) to rise up with strength when the winds come – because whatever we water will grow.

“The only way we’ll ever stand is on our knees with lifted hands.”~Casting Crowns

We are broken people and to heal we need His love. We are never alone in our storms – in our mess. He goes before us, He is behind us, and He walks into the storm with us. 

Focus: Can you visualize releasing the grip you have? Close your eyes and see your hands open slowly. Focus on laying it down at His feet. 

Zoom in (journal): What can you hand over? What can you let go of? What are you white knuckling? Write it out and let God do the heavy lifting. Surrender it. Remember though, that surrendering doesn’t mean we give up and walk away. It means we give it over to The One who can carry it as we walk along side of Him. 

Capture: Look for His promises today. Strengthen your roots by digging deep into His promise. Water the Truth today. When the winds get strong – lean into Him. Get low to rise up. 



  1. Love this - we give it over to The One who can carry it as we walk along side of Him


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