Abandon yourself to God so as to fully enjoy joy and peace in your life. The point of my devotional this morning–to have faith and trust in our sovereign God no matter what. He is in control. The word “abandon” when connected to myself is not easy for me. I’ve written about it over the years. And, I like to think I have abandoned myself to God, but, like the old saying, the trouble with being a living sacrifice is that it’s likely to keep crawling off the altar. What does abandoning self to God look like? Abandoning yourself to God includes not dredging up past sins and failures and dwelling on them. Also included is needless worrying about what could happen in the future, and another, trusting ourselves to be able to work out our own problems. I’m not totally there yet, but I’m learning. The more I give it all to God the more I can enjoy the joy and peace abandonment to God brings. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NIV).