Michael Colunga (29 Oct 2017)
"I surrender control of my life to the LORD, our God"

Hello, John and Doves,
I love control, but I am no good at it. Nevertheless, the LORD absolutely is.

It is written,
     10 “For thus says the LORD: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
Jeremiah 29:10-14 ESV [from biblehub.com]

I have been searching for a future and a hope in this life, while I watch for the return of Yahoshua HaMashiach. And it has been all in one place all along. Sure, the Bible codes are great, and PaRDeS is fascinating. But what can beat the P'shat meaning of scripture?

As it is written, 
     All Scripture is God-Breathed
10 You, however, have observed my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance, 11 my persecutions, and the sufferings that came upon me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil men and imposters go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

14 But as for you, continue in the things you have learned and firmly believed, since you know from whom you learned them. 15 From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:10-17 Berean Study Bible [from biblehub.com]