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Roma Downey Reflects On Year’s End: ‘Surrendering My Heart To God’

Photo Courtesy of Roma Downey on Instagram (with edits)

Roma Downey Reflects On Year’s End: ‘Surrendering My Heart To God’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Roma Downey recently shared a message about “trusting the process” as we come to the end of the year. 

“The skies look heavy this morning and what the day will bring seems uncertain,” she captioned a video of a beautiful mountain sky. “It makes me think of all the places in my life that I want to feel control over. The illusion of certainty makes me feel safe.”

Downey continued, “I suppose we all want to feel like we are in control of our lives. Yet the beauty in the sky remains even in the heaviness and I am learning to be ok with not knowing exactly what the outcome will be. Trusting God and trusting the process.”

“As we enter the last month of this year with all its triumphs and trials and all the heartache and happiness I am reflecting about letting go of fear and anxiety this morning and truly surrendering my heart to God,” she concluded, then added a favorite Bible verse: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

The actress frequently shares messages of faith and favorite scriptures on her Instagram. 

“‘Faith is the art of holding on, believing in things unseen,’” she wrote in another post. “Hebrews 13:8 says that, ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.’ Our true hope in life is this: God never changes. He is the one constant we can count on while everything around us rages. There is so much rage and pain in our world. Trust in the Lord. We need God now more than ever.”

Downey’s faith also influenced her recent children’s book, “A Message in the Moon.”

“It is a great reminder of God’s love for us because if you consider that even when we can’t see the moon, it’s still there,” the actress told ChurchPOP. “It’s still there shining whether we can see it or not.”

She continued, “The love of God and the Lord is always there whether we are tuned into it, and whether we can feel it or not. His love is always there.”

Movieguide® previously reported on another of Downey’s books, “Be an Angel”:

Actress Roma Downey recently released Be an Angel—a 52-week devotional that she hopes will inspire readers to acts of kindness in their everyday interactions with those around them.

“Each chapter ends with a suggestion of how to be an angel for someone else,” she shared in a recent Movieguide® interview.

While we aren’t actual angels, “we can show kindness [and] tenderness” in the midst of a world that frequently communicates on social media in a “mean-spirited, nasty way…with bullying and snarkiness.”

“Whatever happened to encouragement and kindness?” she asked. “If we want to see a change in the world, it has to begin deep inside all of us.”

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