But I don’t want to surrender!
Have you ever felt those words bubbling up so deep inside you want to shout? It’s normal. It’s natural. It’s human to want to be in control. But when your need for peace surpasses your desire for control, God–who truly uses all things for our good–demonstrates how much we can trust him. The very act of completely surrendering our will to his can become the one act that will change your life forever. In this five-session video Bible study, recording artist and bestselling author Laura Story demonstrates the ironic joy found when we surrender it all to God and simply give up. Surrendering expectations and power is not a step-by-step process but a willful, daily decision worth every single ounce of effort.
Though surrender sometimes flies in the face of our instincts, hopes, and dreams, it’s never without benefit. A surrendered life includes the surprise of a truly full and satisfying existence where trust is reasonable, reconciliation is possible, and relationships can heal.
Laura writes from her personal walk with the Lord through her husband, Martin’s, brain tumor, their infertility, and their son’s birth defect. Laura realized she’d been looking for a happiness that comes from circumstances, rather than a deeper joy that comes from God. Again and again, Laura had to surrender
her vision for her life so she could embrace God’s vision. And again and again she learned that even in the midst of shattered dreams, God’s plan brought greater joy than she could have imagined.
Laura is a Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter known for such hits as "Blessings," "Indescribable," and “Mighty to Save” shares her powerful story of finding blessing in her deepest pain. In, “I Give Up”, Laura explores:
- How to delight in God’s gifts no matter your circumstances.
- Why waiting on God is a daily decision, not a step-by-step process.
- The strength we find from meditating on God’s Word.
- Why surrendering to God leads to reconciliation with others.
- How the things we consider to be losses are ways for God to display his glory.
As Laura writes, she no longer wants to be in control of her life. She wants to be rooted in the God who is in control. I Give Up will help you Discover a deeper life of worship, a fuller life of joy, and a freer life of true surrender as you open your
hands to God. And give up.
- What Is Surrender Anyway?
- God’s Character Matters
- Giving In and Up
- Being Transformed
- The Ripple Effect of Surrender
The cost for the “I Give Up!” book and study guide is is $24. Watch this video to learn more.
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