“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” I Peter 5:7
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Hello everyone…and welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! It’s so good to be back…and as we spend this time together, I pray that we will truly come to see how we can gain God, in a much greater way, just by simply letting go!
Do we ever stop to actually think about what happens, when we hold tightly to our problems…loss…pain and heartache? The one thing that I have come to see over time; is that when we hold tightly to these things; then we end up holding tightly to something that can’t help us; but instead, only makes our situation much worse.
As I was preparing to spend this time with God and write, a thought came across my mind…that just maybe we could be afraid to let go of these things that are hurting us; because we are afraid, as to what the final outcome could be, when we choose to let go. In other words…we could be holding tightly to our problems because we feel the need, to always know what is happening…or to be on top of what is going on. For some…letting go can be a big step because they may feel that by letting go; that could also mean losing out on something. You know…it’s amazing, as to how Satan can convince us that letting go, can end up taking us in the direction of defeat, when all along…letting go is truly the only way of finding freedom from the problem.
One thing that I have come to discover, through this time alone with God; is that letting go should be a hope that not only allows us to release every broken moment, into the hands of a powerful God; but these moments of letting go should also be a way of discovering an even greater connection with God, as we make an exchange…His sustaining love, for every moment that has weighed us down and put us into a deep pit of despair. I truly believe that letting go also teaches us that we don’t have to lean on the problem, when there is a strong God, who can keep us lifted high above despair.
I think that if we knew what we could experience, just by simply letting go of our needs; then maybe we would find it easier to let go…so the one question that I would like to have us ask ourselves today is this… “What do we feel would actually take place in our lives, just by simply letting go of everything? I would say that the first thing we would definitely notice; is that the heavy weight that had made life so difficult; would no longer be there…and then the second thing that would probably happen; is that we would begin to see that God is now Lord of our lives, rather than the problem. In other words, the problem would no longer be there to have control over us; but instead, a powerful God would fill that emptiness left behind, by the problem.
Let’s face it…letting go isn’t always easy…but it can happen and the only way that’s going to happen; is when we learn to truly place our trust in God, rather than the problem. We also need to remember that the problem was never put there, for us to safely lean on or help us through these times; but rather, the problem was put there by Satan, as a set up…to weigh us down and make us distant from God, while bringing about needless moments of suffering.
Today, we need to realize that the longer it takes to let go; is only going to result in more needless suffering, as Satan continues to have control. Isn’t it about time; that we stand before a powerful God and allow our hands and hearts, to become emptied, of all that is weighing us down? Remember one thing…you will never lose out by letting go; but you will lose out, by not letting go!
Blessings on your day!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."