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I was talking to a friend recently who is really struggling with some control issues. She knows in her heart that she’s basically trying manage a herd of cats, holding onto things over which she has no control at all, but she can’t seem to let go. I don’t know about you, but it happens to me all the time, too. He has something to say about that.

 

Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. ~ James 4:1 MSG

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. ~ Romans 13:1 ESV

No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. ~ Luke 16:13 ESV

Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. ~ Psalm 100:3 ESV

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, … ~ Philippians 2:2-8 ESV

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. ~ Proverbs 19:21 ESV

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 ESV

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. ~ Isaiah 55:8-11 ESV

In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. ~ Job 12:10 ESV

For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. ~ Psalm 22:8 ESV

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33 ESV

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. ~ Matthew 10:29 ESV

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me? ~ Jeremiah 32:27 ESV