However, all hope is not lost, whether for Christians or non-Christians, as confidence for the future ahead can be regained again in complete surrender to the Creator of each person: the Almighty God.
So, how does one go about giving everything in his/her life over to God in surrender? It's easier said than done; but to Crystal Archibald, author of the new book Total Surrender, it is possible to lovingly give God one's life to be used for His purposes.
Our everything needs to be surrendered to God. All of our hopes and aspirations should be totally embedded in God's will for our lives and although its much easier said than done, it is a much better perspective...
Crystal pinpoints several avenues of sin where people can fall into temptation and agree to the devil's promptings to give into their fleshy desires and wishes. She compares these examples of present-day temptations people struggle with to what people from the Bible endured, people who handled similar enticements but sought God for redemption.
Think of King David and his overwhelming desire to commit adultery with the married Bathsheba, which led him down a dangerous path that was later redeemed by God. The same with Paul, as his sin-led pursuit of killing Christians guided him to be saved by God and continue on a new path bringing people to Christ. These miracles happen only when the person came to God in total surrender, wanting His will for life instead of personal will. Surrender doesn't have to be seen as giving up, but giving towards a greater reason for life in God's ultimate plan for the world.