Friday, August 23, 2013



“The power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events.” Reduced to its simplest form – it is control.

Put in those terms, we shrink from the idea of desiring such power. Yet the stacks of to-do lists on my kitchen counter, my endless worry over the choices those most precious to me are making, the frantic prayers to change the circumstances I find most frightening all attest to my secret desire to manage everything in my own little world.

The rest of this devotional is posted on Laced With Grace today. Have you struggled with trust and control? Me too. Please join me there.