Let Go(d)

January 03, 2015

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Many ladies, myself included, are worriers.

We live in an distressed society. We live in a society where threats of disaster are seemingly at every turn. Why, it seems almost popular to be anxious! Almost everyone is doing it. Perhaps it would be easy to cave to the peer pressure of our culture.

There is an old adage that says, “Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.” Humorous? Maybe. True? Absolutely!  I believe that there comes a time when we have done all we know to do, when we truly have done our best to remedy our various situations. Subsequently, some of us then worry ourselves silly. We wrack our brains with our cares and burdens until we can hardly think straight. However, this fixes absolutely nothing. At all.

I am not, by any means, suggesting that we become apathetic and indifferent women; I am not suggesting that we lazily ignore all of life’s dilemmas — nor am I supposing that we will gleefully enjoy going through difficult times. I only want to remind us that when our troubles are too much for us to bear alone, we can completely, give them to God. He loves us like no one else can. He can do what no one else can do.

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22)

Have you ever poured your heart out to God and then felt His peace that passes all understanding wash over you? I can recall so many times when I have gone into prayer meetings with the burdens of life weighing heavily on my spirit; but after I cast them completely on the Lord I was immediately filled with inexplicable peace. No, the problem may not have immediately vanished, but I had the sweet assurance that the Lord had it all in His hands. 

My simple, intentional New Year’s resolution is this: to let go, and let God. Will you join me?