Michelle Colbert // Husbands

As I cried out to the Lord and begged for His discernment one morning, I saw the words, “Be still and know that I am God.” It was as though God was speaking directly to me. I had been in distress for months over whether we should adopt a child and my husband and I were not on the same page. He was good with the four crazy kids we already had. I, on the other hand, was not and had badgered the poor guy to death, relentlessly nagging him for months over this. God was telling me to get myself together, BE STILL and wait for Him to take care of it. This verse means to surrender to Him and stop your frantic activity and let go. I finally “Let Go and Let God,” and He took control of the rest.

After several years, He softened Kelly’s heart and totally warmed him up to adopting. Now, 11 years later, we have Mary Alan, our little treasure from China. God, in His perfect timing, orchestrated our path for us to adopt her.

There are many times, we as women, want to take charge and handle everything ourselves. We must take the time to be still and look to the Lord for help in every situation, big or small. We need to acknowledge that HE is God, surrender to Him and fall into His arms. We must surrender our desires to God and know He will fight for us. He is all knowing and knows so much better than we do. When it’s all over, He will be exalted, and we will be blessed!

  • Read Exodus 14:13-14 and Deuteronomy 31:8.
  • How can you “Let Go and Let God” in a situation you are dealing with?
  • How can you truly surrender to God and His will for your situation?

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// Michelle

Michelle Colbert has lived in Dothan, Alabama for most of her life. She has been married to her husband, Kelly, for over 24 years. She is a mother to 5 precious children: Annabeth (22), Christian (20), Ivy (19), Hunter (16) and Mary Alan (6). She and her family live on a farm with their seven dogs, two cats, chickens, horses, goats, sheep, and donkeys. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the age of 6 years old and has loved Him with all of her heart ever since. She desires for everyone to know Him, to hunger for His word and to experience the joy and peace only He can give. Life can be very crazy with so many kids and farm-living, but she feels blessed and thankful to God for carrying her every step of the way!