Letting Go and Letting God


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?

I must admit that I have had many seasons in my life where life is just a little over my head and I crawl up in my reading chair at home and just cry out to God, taking each worry and area of concern in my life and mentally placing it in His hands, saying: “I can’t….(I can’t do or be, or deal with….) but God, you CAN”!

I would pray that over and over again until the burden lifted and I was no longer the one carrying the weight of it, but ultimately handed it back to Him.

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, breakthrough…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.

Sometimes, “letting go” means to un-hook, to be un-available to situations that drain joy and peace, to release others to whatever it’s is that they see as a pursuit in their lives, even if you can’t agree.

Un-tie, un-burden and hand it all into 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.

Letting go is not “giving up”!

It’s actually lifting it all up into the big BIG hands of God who is not only just, but who also allows the reaping and sowing in life to occur according to what we choose to control, or choose to release.

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.

Perhaps it’s time to get specific help for your situation, from others who are there in the plan of God for this season in your life.  Let…. Go….

“It is Not by might,
nor is 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 imageMary 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.

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Letting Go and Letting God — 3 Comments

  1. Mrs Lidlow, thank you so much for posting this! I have had to read this 3 times since 5am this morning as I pack my home to separate from my wife. It’s been very very difficult for me cause I’m a believer and she is not. There’s actually quite a few things going on at once and I’m clinging to our father everyday as much as possible. This post is bringing comfort the more i read it and more understanding. So thank you very much!

  2. I had to read this post slowly, as it takes a lot for me to let things go from internalizing and holding on the everything. Thank you for breaking it down for me to understand how to finally “let go”!