For He Himself has said: "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
This morning I read some encouraging words from a friend’s whatsapp. It’s entitled: “Letting go of the past”; pretty appropriate considering it’s the last day of the year 2015. What catches my attention though is the fact that it’s not about letting go on your own strength. We
may easily acknowledge a whole host of things we need to let go of – relationships, thought patterns, bad habits, an unhealthy lifestyle, etc, etc. But at the end of the day that’s the easy part: coming to terms with what we need to let go of. The hard part is actually doing it…
When you’re a child of God, the nice part is that you don’t have to do it on your own.
We are almost like spoiled children; run to Daddy and He’ll fix it! But you know what? That’s
actually true. We don’t have to try and try, succeeding today and failing tomorrow. God really is
that near and ready and very willing to help us be as happy as we want to be. I think though
that the problem with letting go is the fear that things won’t work out the way we want them
to work out. We want things done this way or that way but at the end of the day with God it’s
ALWAYS going to be the BEST way!
Sometimes we just need to start with little steps. Step 1: Be honest with yourself and
God. He’s not going to strike you down if you tell Him how you feel. He already knows anyway
and He is loving enough to respect your feelings, needs, desires and struggles. Step 2: Ask Him
to give you a desire to release into His very capable Hands whatever it is you need to let go of.
So, instead of trying so hard to give it to Him only to find yourself taking it right back out of His
Hands, ask Him to give you a desire to release it and to help you to leave it in His care. Step 3:
Stand on His Word! What does His Word have to say about your situation? It does say that He is
able to keep (take care of) whatever we commit into His care (see 2 Timothy 1:12). It also says
that He is able to complete the work He started in you (Philippians 1:6). He is the One to get the
job done! And step 4: Trust Him! I know it sounds clichéd but at the end of the day, we just
have to remember that He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think
(Ephesians 3:20). It also says that God wants only the best for us:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God
has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9, NKJV)
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