To be honest with you, I’m a major control freak. I try to control situations so that I get the outcome that I desire. As much as I’d like to be able to control what happens in my life (and others’ lives…ahem), I can’t do it. I can only do my best to follow what God wants for me and leave the rest to Him.
I don’t know if you’re a control freak like me, but I do know that trying to be in control is exhausting. Because it’s actually impossible. Your outcome may or may not be good if you manipulate the situation to get what you want; but the outcome will be good if you choose to let God have control of the situation.
I will raise my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who watches over you will not slumber. Behold, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your protector; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not beat down on you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time and forever. (Psalm 121:1-8 NASB)