Relying on God

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
–C. S. Lewis

We often try to turn our will and our life over to the care of God, as we understand God, but we’re not always successful. We are human. We change our mind. We talk ourselves out of our good resolutions. We forget. We fall back into old, destructive habits of mind and mood.

But all we have to do is make a decision. We don’t have to do the actual turning over. We are, in fact, incapable of sustaining this action. But we can, very simply, make the decision. Surprisingly, when we do, turning over our will often gets taken care of for us. We find that we are indeed enjoying what seems to be God’s will for us. The secret lies in making the decision as often as needed. We can decide daily or even hourly. We can, in fact, rely on God every time we need help.

This day and every day, I will decide to rely on God all over again.

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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