By Andrea Merrell
Do not be stubborn … but submit yourselves to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 30:8 NLT
One of my granddaughters is extremely tender
headed. When she was younger we had a difficult time getting rid of the tangles
in her unruly hair. With each swipe of the comb or brush, she would flinch,
whine, complain, and sometimes even cry.
As believers, we come to the Lord with our own set of tangles. These could be anything from bad habits and addictions to wrong thinking. It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to get rid of those tangles, but sometimes—just like my granddaughter—we flinch, whine, complain, and sometimes even cry.
The Bible says, “Do not be stubborn … but submit yourselves to the Lord.” True submission and obedience require a large measure of trust. My husband and I taught our children that obedience is done quickly and quietly—no arguing, complaining, or procrastinating.
As parents, we only want what’s best for our children. The good news is that’s exactly what God wants for His own.
If things are not going well, maybe it’s time to allow the Holy Spirit to brush out those tangles.
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