Fear Of a Fair Wind?

Why should I fear turning everything over to God? What is it in me that will call out to God in prayer when I’m in need, but not see the necessity of seeking his advice in my day-to-day life?

It is pure folly to think and act this way.

To think and act this way is to fear that I will have too much courage when I face overwhelming problems, that I will feel too much comfort in God’s love, and that I will not be detached from the passions that make me miserable.  To be totally God’s doesn’t mean I have to leave this world, I only need to change my heart’s depth in loving, and I’ll continue to do almost the same things I’m doing. That is of course is if I’m living and honest life, if not I need to change anyway. God doesn’t reverse our conditions usually, nor the responsibilities he has given us, he just asks we do what we do already in service to God and others first, and in so doing, we satisfy ourselves.

The difference in living for God is that we are not devoured by pride or our overbearing passions, instead we act with liberty, courage, and hope. Confidence animates us, and we have wings to fly away and above our troubles.  We become a boat with full sail in a fair wind.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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