Serenity Through Surrender

December 02, 2019, By: Dana Cramer

The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Romans 8:7

Without God, we cannot find the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. As we examine the rest of the Serenity Prayer, we realize we can’t find serenity without surrender. I think surrender is a struggle for all of us. Finding hope in the middle of our struggle is crucial to moving through the struggle.

The line in the Serenity Prayer that speaks to me about hope is this: “Trusting that You (God) will make all things right if I surrender to Your will.” Not just a once in a life time surrender, but a daily, sometimes multiple times during the day, surrender of self-will. There are times I get caught up in me and there are times I get caught up in God. Which has the better outcome? I think you already know from your own experience. How can we ask God to make all things right if we are not truly surrendered to His perfect plan—God’s will for us?

Favorite CR quote: “We say we must do all we can. Jesus says we must let God do all He can.”

In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3:6

If you’re stuck in a hurt, habit or hang up check out Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church. We meet every Friday night, starting at 6pm.

God loves you, Jesus died for you, His spirit lives in you! Say Yes to Jesus and live Love!

Dana Cramer // Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church

Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church Calendar
December 2-8, 2019

Friday, December 6: Lesson Night

  • 6pm: Join us for dessert and fellowship prior to our large group meeting.
  • 6:30pm: Please join us for an hour of worship and celebration.
  • 7:30pm: Open Share Groups.
  • 8:30pm: Solid Rock Café.