About the Author

Jenny Erlingsson is an Alabama born speaker and author of romantic fiction and creative non-fiction. When she’s not ministering in Iceland with her Viking husband or mothering her adorably feisty kids, she can be found writing and reading in the margins, with a side of Icelandic chocolate.

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  1. Thank you for this reminder that even though surrender and obedience are not always comfortable, or where we want to be, being in God’s will is the very best place for us.

  2. Sometimes we want things God in the way because he knows the bigger picture. He get in the way to say no this thing you want is not good for you. So I going get in the way of what you want. So as you don’t get it no matter how much you want it and think you need it. I am God I know best you don’t need it. That why I going to get in the way of you thinking you need it and stop you needing it. So as you don’t get it. Then regret it. As if I let you have it you could say why God did you not stop me having it. You could get yourself int more trouble. Then wish you never wished you wanted it and got it. See our God sees the bigger picture and knows what is best for us. I had times in my life God has stopped me getting things I wanted at one time. When I look back I am glad. But at the time I was sad and cross I didn’t get what I wanted. See God knows what is good for us and what is not good for us. So we have to trust him and do as he says. If says no know he saying no for good reason to help us not make silly mistakes in our lives. That afterwards we will end up regretting. Thank you Jennifer for today’s reading Love it. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little

    • Thank you for sharing these words! There are so many prayers that I’m so glad the Lord didn’t answer because He saw what I really needed. We are blessed to be directed by such a wonderful Father.

  3. That is exactly what I needed to hear, “We surrender what we want…for everything that is His. ” Thank you.

  4. Jenny,

    In 2019 I was let go from a part-time job. I was happy. For I knew that God had something bigger & better in store for me. Sure enough two weeks later I found myself working part-time as a clerical at a large hospital in area. Loved the job-even though it could be stressful at times. Then Covid hit & due to staffing they shut the unit down. They sent me to a Covid ICU unit. That was fine for a while. Suddenly last fall the job duties changed drastically. I am not liking this job anymore. Have been praying & seeking other jobs. All the time God seems to say no. Feels like God is in the way. Believing that God has my best interests at heart. Clinging to Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not for harm. To give you a hope & a future”.

    Blessings 🙂

    • I’m sorry for all the transition you’ve had to go through. I’m believing with you that God has something around the corner that glorifies Him and meets the ultimate desires of your heart. Galatians 6:9/Psalms 37:4

  5. How blessed we are! You for sharing these beautiful words and thoughts, and me for having God open my eyes and ears to them. I pray constantly for my children, my best gift from God! Thank you.

  6. Circling back to this piece to share that it was a joy to read and share it through (in)courage. Wishing you all the best in your writing and living and storytelling, Jenny!