“As soon as I stop worrying, worrying how the story ends. I’ll let go and I let God, let God have His way. That’s when things start happening. I’ll stop looking back then. I’ll let go and I’ll let God have His way.”
This is a verse from an amazing song titled, “Let Go” written by Dewayne Woods. I highly recommend it on your playlist.
The words are simple and powerful, as we all are challenged, to let Go, and let God on a daily basis. Isn’t this true?
It is because when things come our way, it’s easy to hold on and not let go. The idea of being in control and thus, dictating what happens in our lives sounds good, but in reality it’s not good. This is because our power and ability has limits and when we hit that limit, we’re stuck.
But when we let God, we can break through those limits and discover what God has on the other side. So often in our faith, we fixate on what we have in our hand verses what God has in His hand, that we miss out on what’s best.
However, there’s great provision, peace and opportunity when we Let Go and Let God.
When we let go, I’m not referencing abandoning responsibilities or making a mess by walking away. This is not God’s way.
What I am referencing is, in the middle of responsibilities and in the middle of pressures, we hand our stuff over to Jesus. This empowers us to stand as we navigate the varying situations that come our way. Because without God, it’s impossible.
1 Peter 5:6-7 shares with us how to do this as we let go and let God.
“6. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. 7. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”1 Peter 5: 6-7
Notice, instead of focusing on what we are holding onto with our hand, we are to put ourselves under God‘s hand. It’s in this place that we find what God has and everything we need. But, it’s a matter of who is in control. Either it’s going to be our hand or His hand, it’s our choice.
When we choose God’s hand, He not only provides what’s in His hand, He also takes our cares too.
This is huge when you think about the stress and burdens that come our way daily. Furthermore, when we have a peaceful heart, we have a healthy body (see Proverbs 14:30).
Think about how BIG it is for us to, Let Go and Let God!
So, what are you holding onto today? What are you clutching with white knuckles trying your best to control the outcome? Whatever it is, there’s a better way because God has the best plan for that situation. The key is, to let go and let God. It’s releasing our control, for His control. It’s releasing our limitations, for His unlimited ability. It’s releasing our stress, for His peace. It’s releasing our struggle, for His freedom.
Isn’t this what we want?
Of course, which is why we must make the decision today to, Let Go and Let God!
But how do we do this?
We begin with our words. Meaning, we start by talking to God, which empowers us to give Him what we’re carrying. When it comes to our faith, we give things to God with our words. This is why prayer is so powerful, because as we talk out our stuff to God, He’s able to take our stuff from us, and give us what He has. But this is also why the enemy wants us to be silent or to shut down and not really open up to God or to others. But, when we do, Godly things begin to happen and I encourage you to start this today.
So you could say this for example. God I cast my care for my marriage onto you, because you care for me. I receive your peace and grace for marriage today.
This is a start to Let Go and Let God!
I encourage you today, give God what you’re carrying. Begin to let go and let God, so that your life can be lifted to where He wants you to be. This is your moment and this is your time to have what He has because you choose to give Him what you have.
Please remember, no matter what’s around you, with Jesus, the best is yet to come!
Love and believe in you,