Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Let Go

To “let go” is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.

These last few days, my baby daughter has gone through a terrible trial. I long to step in and take care of the boo-boos like I did when she was six, but I can’t. As an adult, she makes her own choices. Her wounds run deep and difficult. Her mother can’t take away the pain. Despite a love that runs more deeply than any human love, I am powerless.


Letting go means the outcome isn’t in my hands.


Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5


God is omniscient and omnipresent. He has all power. What He says, He will bring it to pass. We can trust Him.


Many of us claim trust in God but in some areas of our life, it’s hard. Here’s a few of the hardest:


1.     Our children: Mommas hold on to their babies as if God can’t be trusted to take care of them. Our heavenly Father can be with our babies wherever they go, even if we don’t know where they are.


To “let go” is not to deny, but to accept.


2.     Our marriages: A marriage takes two, but what happens when one of you doesn’t want it to work? If this happens, call 911.


 Psalm 91: 1, I mean.


  1. Illness: We turn to doctors when we get sick, but they have limits. I visited a friend today that has been told by the doctors that there is nothing more they can do. This man is powerless. His wife is unable to make him well. But, God . . .


  1. Addictions: When I weighed two hundred fifty pounds and struggled with a low self esteem, I wanted to quit eating, but I was powerless. It took an emotional healing by the Lord. It took Him taking control, and me “letting go.”

To “let go” is to not regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.


Without faith, it is impossible to please God, but even our smidgen of faith comes from the Lord. What about the prayer given by the father who asked Jesus to heal his child?


And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

                                           Mark 9:24


Last weekend, after my daughter’s panicked call, I battled my feelings. I wanted to drive down there and do something. I wanted to pick her up and protect her. I wanted to solve the problem. Instead, I hit my knees. “Lord, I trust You. Take over. Give me peace and help me “let go.”


Dennis the Menace once showed a carton with the little guy kneeling by his bed, his cowboy hat askew, his hands up in the air. “Lord, I’m here to turn myself in.”


That was me last weekend.


Have you had times like that?


To “let go” is to fear less, and love more.


For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

                                     2 Timothy 1:7


Let go, and let God.

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