Laura Story, Grammy Award-winning artist, worship leader, and Bible study teacher, invites you to walk alongside her continuing journey of accepting God's plan for her life and living it out in total surrender.
Martin, Laura Story's husband, was diagnosed with a brain tumor early in their marriage. In a single moment, their life plans were suddenly changed. They wondered about their ability to be parents, and struggled with infertility before Laura gave birth to three wonderful children over a three year span of time, including twin boys. When she was thirty-seven weeks along with their fourth child, a sonogram revealed an unexpected issue.
No life is without obstacles, but when you face one challenging situation after another, your days start to feel desperately hopeless. However, God truly does use all things for good. When offered up to Him, all circumstances can blossom into an opportunity to completely surrender your will to His.
In I Give Up, Laura shares her story as a way to demonstrate why surrender to God is important and how we can go about doing it. She reveals how surrendering expectations is not a step-by-step process but a willful decision to wait on God, trusting that He and His word are true. In this four-part study she explores:
- Why surrender is a good thing
- To whom we surrender
- How we surrender
- How our surrender impacts the lives of others
Though surrender often flies in the face our instincts, hopes, and dreams, it's never without benefit. A surrendered life includes the surprise of a true joy-filled existence in which trust is reasonable, reconciliation is possible, and relationships can heal.
Part One: Surrender...Who Me?
- A Life Beyond Control
- Dear God: Let's Be Co-Rulers. Love, Me
Part Two: Who Do I Surrender To?
- A Great, Good, Trustworthy God
- A God Who Knows Me
- A God Who Loves Me
- A God Who Keeps His Promises
Part Three: How Do I Surrender?
- Surrender by Letting Go
- Surrender by Choosing to Believe
- Surrender by Acting "As If"
Part Four: What Happens When I Surrender?
- Choices Impact Others
- When I Surrender, Relationships Can Heal and Thrive
- When I Surrender, Reconciliation Is Possible
- When I Surrender, I Leave a Legacy
- When I Surrender, I Worship