I must admit that I have had many seasons in my life, where life gets to be just a little too much and it feels as if I’m in swirling water nearly over my head.
In times where I’m absolutely spent, I crawl up in my reading chair at home and I sit there and cry out to God, taking each worry and area of concern in my life and I mentally place it in His hands, saying:
“I can’t! I can’t do or be, or deal with _____ but God, you CAN.”
I pray that over and over again until the burden and anxiety lift and I am then no longer the one carrying the weight of it, but ultimately hand it back to Him.
The word of God tells me to Focus my mind on things above, not on earthly things.
“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth,” Colossians 3:2.
What does it look like to really “Let Go” of something or someone, and let God completely deal with the situation?
What does it look like to stop controlling your life and enter into a new level of freedom and joy, surrendered to God?
When we recognize that God is GOD … (yeah…. HE SEES IT ALL) and we recognize that we absolutely cannot do it by ourselves in our own strength (even if we think we can), it frees us to put the weight, the burden, the ability on… God.
It’s no longer dependent on us making it happen.
Miracles, blessings, awakenings, breakthroughs…that’s from God.
His creation, His ability, His strength. HIS ALONE.
But, we can be faithful to Him and stand tall in hard seasons, working at remaining free from worry, and putting the weight of pressure on the only One who “CAN”.
I can partner with Him with confidence, and supernatural strength.
When we finally determine one thing, that we need help, we go back to the basics. We let God be God.
We can begin once again to uncover our full identity, our joy, our supernatural strength, from the One who loves us most, who is truly the only one able, the one who can free us from a life of control, striving, weariness, bitterness, narrow thinking and self-will.
If you are prone to a short temper, lashing out and being vindictive, taking things into your own hands, and pushing away the help from God’s hands, it’s time…
TO STOP! HALT.
Let GOD have that bruised and angry heart of yours!
Sometimes, “letting go” means to un-hook, to be un-available to situations that drain joy and peace, to release others to whatever it is that they see as a pursuit in their lives, even if you can’t agree.
Un-tie, Un-burden, and hand it all over to the ONE who will Understand the depths of your concerns.
He won’t dismiss your heart at all when you are fully raw, authentically humble, and are open to Him.
“Trust in him at all times, dear people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge,” Psalm 62:8.
Letting go is not “giving up“!
It’s actually lifting it all up into the big BIG hands of God who is not only fair, but who also allows the reaping and sowing in life to occur according to what we choose to control or choose to release.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you!
“…. casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you,” 1 Peter 5:7.
Very often I have to speak the following verse out loud to myself in order to reset my priorities and prayers.
Maybe it will help you to “Let Go” of some strained relationships or situations that seem terribly tangled and disappointing today.
“It is Not by might, nor is it by your own strength, but by My Spirit, says the Lord,” Zechariah 4:6.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the U.S.A and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.