Good evening everyone…and how was your Monday? I guess I can say that even though there were struggles today…I still persevered…and I thank God daily, for the strength He gives me to keep standing…PRAISE HIM!!
Yesterday afternoon…Keith and I were spending some precious moments with God…and somehow we got on the subject of letting go. I was saying to Keith that we tend to hold onto life, as though it is a security blanket…after all…God forbid; that we should ever let go and lose contact, with all that is going wrong in our lives. You know what…the only thing bad about holding tightly to what we are going through; is that we just aren’t giving God a chance to take hold of the need and make it all better for us.
As Keith I continued our talk, I was sharing a beautiful song with him on YouTube, titled “Letting Go”…and while he was listening; God began to speak to my heart and these were the words I jotted down…“Letting go and giving everything to God releases the tension of a hurting heart; while clinging to something we can’t handle on our own, only makes life miserable, while creating moments of needless suffering.”
You know…one thing I haven’t been able to figure out; is why do we go to God for help; but yet we just can’t seem to trust Him enough, to let go of it all? Don’t we realize that when we hold tightly to moments of affliction; that this becomes the time, when we are actually holding tightly to the ways of evil, rather than God? Now there’s an eye opener for you!
While sitting here this evening, God began to lead me to a Bible verse in James 4:7, which says… “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” You know…I would think that we have our thinking backwards. In other words…instead of holding tightly to every need…like a security blanket; we should be putting those needs down and holding tightly to God instead…after all; those problems aren’t going to help us one bit. In fact…they are only going to create more harm, by holding tightly to them.
You know…I remember a time in my life, when I would stand strong and tough through it all. The only thing that went wrong with that theory; is that I really wasn’t strong enough, to hold myself up through it all. In fact…that is when I literally fell to the ground emotionally.
One thing we need to remember…if we feel that the problem we’re facing is so bad that we need to turn to God for help; then that should also mean that we need God to take it from us and work on our behalf. Do we realize that the longer we hold tightly to these moments of affliction…that this only causes the affliction to keep us in despair that much longer…more than what God had ever intended?
How many times are we going to cry out and say, “Where are you God?”…before even realizing that we are the ones who have kept Him from His work…simply by holding tightly, to something we just can’t fix on our own?
Yesterday, I was mentioning to Keith…that I’m so glad that I don’t have to stand strong on my own anymore…and I’m so glad that I have someone who wants to listen and help me. I have truly come to see that this has made my life so much easier…and at the same time, I can just be a simple daughter, to my Heavenly Father.
Well…I truly hope that you have enjoyed these words of encouragement tonight…just as I have. No matter how much I serve God…I am just a simple woman, in need of this mighty and loving God…Amen!
Have a great night…sleep well…and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow!
Goodnight & God bless!
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