Daily Devotionals

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 6th August 2022 — Relinquishing Control to God

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 6th August 2022 — Relinquishing Control to God

Read On this page today Our Daily Bread Devotional 6th August 2022 Brought to you by Kingdomsermon

Read Yesterday Our Daily Bread Devotional

TOPIC: Relinquishing Control to God

TEXT: I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. Ezekiel 17:24

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 70–71, Romans 8:22–39

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Ezekiel 17:19–24

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 6th August 2022 — Relinquishing Control to God

Picture a mighty oak tree that’s small enough to fit on a kitchen table. That’s what a bonsai looks like—a beautiful ornamental tree that’s a miniature version of what you find wild in nature. There’s no genetic difference between a bonsai and its full-size counterpart. It’s simply that a shallow pot, pruning, and root trimming restrict growth, so the plant remains small.

While bonsai trees make for wonderful decorative plants, they also illustrate the power of control. It’s true that we can manipulate their growth as the trees respond to their environment, but God is ultimately the One who makes things grow.

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 6th August 2022

God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel this way: “I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall” (Ezekiel 17:24). God was foreshadowing future events when he would “uproot” the nation of Israel by allowing the Babylonians to invade. In the future, however, God would plant a new tree in Israel that would bear fruit, with “birds of every kind” finding shelter in the shade of its branches (v. 23). God said that no matter how much upcoming events seemed out of control, He was still in charge.

Our Daily Bread Devotional | 6th August 2022 — Relinquishing Control to God

The world tells us to try to control our circumstances by manipulation and through our own hard work. But true peace and thriving are found by relinquishing control to the only One who can make the trees grow.

Reflect & Pray

How are you tempted to try to control your life? How does trusting in God’s control bring peace?

We praise You, loving God, as the all-powerful King. Help me acknowledge Your lordship in my life.

Prayer Of Salvation

Thank you for reading Devotional Here Today On Kingdom Sermons, You are encouraged to please give your life to the LORD JESUS CHRIST if you have not done that before.

Say This Prayer

Dear God,
I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button
error: Content is protected !!