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Every Day

in His


Dr. Charles Stanley

November 5, 2016


"The cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?"

John 18:11

Admit it-the reason certain situations bother you so deeply is

because you feel out of control. Life hasn't turned out the way you

planned and you're desperate to regain your influence.

Perhaps this was the problem for Peter. After all, how could a

man brave enough to fight for Jesus in Gethsemane (John 18:10-11)

suddenly become so fearful that he denied the Savior three times

(v v. 25-27)? Could it be because his plans had fallen apart and he

felt out of control? He could handle fighting Rome with swords.

But he didn't comprehend the far greater victory Jesus' resurrection

would have over sin. Had Peter understood Jesus' true purpose,

certainly he wouldn't have been so fearful.

Like Peter, you may want God's Will but are unsure about how

He is accomplishing it-and you prefer to manage life according to

your terms. But, friend, it just doesn't work that way. So let go of

your fear and allow the Savior to work. He has a better plan than

you can imagine. Accept that He's in control, and rest in the knowledge

that He's always victorious.

Jesus, Your ways are far wiser than mine.

I will trust Your purposes, amen.



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