I’m almost done quoting from Miller’s book The Heart of a Servant Leader. Just one more week.
Miller wrote this letter to a couple whose child had just been diagnosed with a progressive disease.
Jesus, you turn my world upside down! When I submit to You, Lord, it suddenly occurs to me that I am seeing the world right-side-up. And somehow mysteriously the pain of not knowing what to do becomes the joy of the child of God. And I say, “Ah Lord, if I don’t have to be in charge anymore, then I can drop a lot of burdens. I don’t need to worry, or plan, where planning makes no sense. I am free to sit at Your feet and to listen and to be taught, and learn about Your plans.” At such times I often see new ways of doing things. The various things that Satan meant to use to destroy me become opportunities for serving Christ joyfully, boldly, and freely. Then my heart knows a peace and quietness. I find myself saying in spite of myself, “Your will, not mine, be done.” In Your will I find perfect peace. What a mystery of grace!