Surrendering Control: Letting God Take the Wheel

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In this devotional, we will explore the powerful messages conveyed in the songs “Backseat Driver” by TobyMac and “Control” by Zoe Wees. Music has a unique ability to touch our hearts and convey spiritual truths. By connecting the lyrics of these songs with relevant Bible verses, we can deepen our understanding of God’s Word and apply it to our lives.

“Backseat Driver” by TobyMac and “Control” by Zoe Wees are impactful songs that address the struggle to surrender control to God. Each song offers a unique perspective on this journey, providing comfort and encouragement.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:33

Reflection on the Lyrics

The lyrics of “Backseat Driver” by TobyMac emphasize the importance of surrendering control to God and trusting in His guidance. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I can relate to the fear of losing control, and you may too. This is why I’m including the song “Control” by Zoe Wees. The lyrics express the desire to overcome anxieties and remind me that I can find strength in God’s presence.

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Message and Application

Through these songs, we learn that surrendering control to God does not mean weakness but rather finding strength in Him. Like the sunflower, seeking the Son (Jesus) can help us overcome fear and anxiety. By taking the mindset of a backseat driver and allowing God to take the wheel, we can experience peace and guidance in our lives.

To apply this message, we must actively seek God’s presence and trust in His plans. We can start by seeking Him first in our daily lives, through prayer, reading His Word, and spending time with Him. By sharing our struggles with trusted friends and asking for their support, we allow God to work through them to provide the help we need.

Personal Connection

As someone who has experienced the challenges of anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, trauma, and depression, I deeply relate to the struggle and fear of losing control expressed in these songs. Trauma often makes us hesitant to give up control, fearing that history might repeat itself. However, through my journey, I have learned that surrendering control to God is not a sign of weakness but a source of strength.

I have found solace in being like the sunflower, seeking God first and turning towards His light. By taking the mindset of a backseat driver and allowing God to take the wheel, I have experienced healing, peace, and the courage to face my fears. I have found the strength to overcome by leaning on Him, seeking His face all day, and being open to receiving His love and guidance.

I encourage you, my friend, to join me on this journey of surrender and trust. Let us seek God’s presence, share our burdens with others, and ask for help when needed. As we embrace the sunflower’s example, we can find the seeds of hope, grow in faith, and walk alongside our loving Heavenly Father.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,
We come before You, acknowledging our struggles with anxiety, fear, and the desire to control our lives. We thank You for the gift of music, which speaks to our hearts and reminds us of Your presence.

Lord, we ask for the strength to surrender control to You completely. Help us to seek Your face like the sunflower seeks the sun. Grant us the courage to trust in Your plans, even when they differ from our own.

We thank You for Your faithfulness in our lives and for being with us through every struggle. Help us to share our burdens with trusted friends and seek help when needed. May we be a source of comfort and support for others, providing seeds of hope and love.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

I hope this devotional encourages you to surrender control to God and seek His guidance in your life. Remember to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. May you find strength, peace, and healing as you trust in Him.

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My name is Elizabeth. I'm a single mom raising my 2 daughters Althea and Cordelia in Kansas

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