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I've tried to Surrender to God

QUESTION: I've tried to surrender to God, but I keep failing. What do I do?


Surrendering to God is one of the most challenging concepts of following Jesus. Surrendering to God involves a relationship, and this relationship involves trust and faith.

It is important to understand that God wants us to be sold out to Him completely. Luke 10:27 says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind…love your neighbor as yourself." This verse sums up the concept of surrendering to God.

If you've tried to surrender to God, but keep failing, here are some principles to consider from God's Word:
  • Surrendering is an act of worship. Ask God to change your viewpoint so you can worship Him through a surrendered spirit.
  • Surrender is a form of humility. James 4:6-7 says, "But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.' Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:6-10).
  • Surrender your mind, will, and emotions. This is often the toughest part of surrendering. Romans 6:13 says, "Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness."
  • Surrendering to God is life-changing and freeing. God desires that we be over-comers! 1 John 4:4 says, "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."
God is glorified when we come to Him and surrender our lives. When we feel like we have failed in our surrender, we can go to Him and receive grace. God knows us intimately - He knows that we may fail and He knows the sincerity of our hearts when we come to Him for forgiveness.

Do you fail to surrender to God? Confess your sin to God. He is waiting.

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What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, I want to follow Jesus

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