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The Secret of Evangelical Freedom From Care

Without a Yes to God, nothing can mature in a person’s life. If one’s life is barren, the reason behind it is always the frequent repetition of the word No.

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Many turn to God only when they must make an important or definitive choice in life. They approach God as a computer, so to speak, who gives answers to certain questions. “We cannot put our lives into God’s hands,” writes Martin Lonnebo, “demanding that his will be done in just one choice. That is wrong. Often we do not get a clear answer when we ask God questions in prayer. We can stand there just as perplexed after prayer as before. The secret of evangelical freedom from care is not that we surrender our life to God only at certain times. The secret is rather that we never leave God! Let your whole life rest in his powerful yet tender hand.”

—from Into Your Hands, Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us by Wilfrid Stinissen, Ch. 2: Obeying God’s Will

IYH-P

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