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An Oldie but Goodie

So I am going through some things that sent me running to the "oldie" but "goodie" Serenity Prayer. I am sure you know it.....

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference....

That actually is the short version. The full version continues on to say:


....Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next. Amen.


Today I am going to take each line of this prayer and focus on applying to my life. I can get so caught up in the busy-ness of life that I forget to live one day at a time. I need to slow down and learn. When issues arise, I need to stop looking inward and try to solve it all on my own instead of looking up towards the One who knows all. All these things are robbing me of the peace that God wants for me.

I want to surrender to God.....and know that He is in control of everything. I need help to gracefully accept His will. It's so easy to trust God when things end up going your way, isn't it?

.....But the true "trust" is when they don't. So I will continue to pray for an increase my faith and trust in Him. I will pray for the courage, strength and acceptance when trials come into my life.

I know and believe that there is total freedom in turning it all over to Him. There is an indescribable peace.......there is serenity.


Do you have anything that you need to turn over to Him?

xox
*~Michelle~*



7 comments:

Billy Coffey said...

Wow, you know I have never read the entire version of that? That was awesome!

Mich said...

I have the prayer cross stitched and on the wall of my dressing room. I start every morning by looking at it.

Prayers for you and whatever you are dealing with at this time.

~*Michelle*~ said...

@Billy

I didn't either until I recently went to look it up to print out and saw the full version!

@ Mich

Thanks for the prayers....

xox

sunnymama said...

I have the short version up on our kitchen noticeboard. I've never read the entire version. Thanks for sharing :)

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Oh you know I need this, girl!!

Thank you so much for the prayers!

jessicaesch said...

I have never seen the second part of that! Thank you! It is funny how sometimes we dont know when we need something like that at this very moment

Kim said...

Never have read the entire prayer. Very beautiful. I, too, need this right now.

Anxiety is such a slippery slope.

 

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