Colossians 1:17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Dear Jesus, King of all kings, today (40 days after Easter) marks “Ascension Day,” the day the Father put everything – absolutely everything – under your control. At times it’s hard to remember this with all the things going on in my life. I feel like life can be like trying to hold water in your hands and no matter how hard I try, I can’t do it! So many things are outside of my control. But that’s the problem. I convince myself that I’m in control and that so much depends on me. I take ownership of my challenges in a way that doesn’t allow you to own them and deal with them accordingly. Lord Jesus, as I the challenges of the day, help me relinquish ownership back to you. And as I do, remind me that you promise to equip me to face whatever challenges are in my life. After all, you conquered death and won salvation for all. By your power you hold all things together including everything in my life. You know my needs and always well provide for me! Amen.