Beyond Belief: Beyond Control – Rev. Mike Stallings

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Text: Matthew 14:22-33
Main Idea: We don’t learn to trust God and then surrender control of our lives. We learn to trust God by surrendering control of our lives to God and finding God to be faithful.
Topic: Many of us who believe in God have never trusted God enough to surrender control of our lives to God. Step 3 of the 12 steps states “We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over the care of God as we understood Him.” When Peter stepped out the boat to walk on the water he was trusting Christ enough to turn his life over to him. The rest of the disciples stood and watched. And when the waves got big enough even Peter doubted. If we are going to allow God to answer our prayers for healing we will need to surrender control of our lives to God and allow God to heal in God’s way by God’s means in God’s time.