Letting Go and Letting God
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Sometimes life throws situations and circumstances at us that seem hopeless and we seek God’s word and we seek Him in prayer and still we just do not know what to do. We feel our emotions go out of control and we start to panic. We can go ahead to put our hands into it and make everything worse, or we can learn to Let Go and Let God. When we learn to wait patiently on the LORD, we learn to rise above our emotions. He teaches us that we can live skillfully instead of just reacting emotionally to crisis. It can be one of the hardest lessons to learn and do but when we do finally learn it, we find the peace and the rest that comes from Letting Go and Letting God.
Sometimes that is one of the hardest lessons we have to learn, one of the hardest things we have to learn to do because we are creatures of action. We want to do something, we want to make it better right now! We want the situation taken care of right this very second. What we don’t understand is that when we are hurting or when we see others hurting and we panic so to speak, we are only reacting to our emotions about the circumstances. We are only reacting to what we see.
We are only reacting to what we see. We cannot understand why God doesn’t move in and fix it right now. However, God’s timing is not ours, His timing is perfect and He is working out His plan perfectly just as He has ordered it since before the foundations of the world! It is no accident; nothing is surprising to GOD because HE knows all things. God reminded me that I can only see part of the picture but He is seeing all of it. He is working out his perfect plan in the lives of the ones that are hurting so. (Ephesians 1:3-4)
The Battle is the LORD’s
Remember when David as a young shepherd boy went up against Goliath the Philistine giant who everyday for weeks and weeks stood against the armies of God with blasphemy. All the others were afraid but David understood that he was an instrument for God to use in order to work. David went up against this Goliath with trust in the Lord and with boldness. Let’s take a look at what he said to this philistine giant. (1 Samuel 17:44-47)
David trusted the Lord and understand that the battle was not his but God’s. God worked through David and was victorious over Goliath.
Another Example of Letting Go and Letting God is in 2 Chronicles chapter 20
Here we find the King of Judah at this time, King Jehoshaphat was greatly afraid because a great multitude of people were coming to war with them. King Jehoshaphat began to seek the Lord and proclaimed a fast throughout all of Judah. He was their King but he did not know what to do. He began to cry out to God about this situation that seemed hopeless and all the people of Judah stood before the Lord. (2 Chronicles 20:13-15)
They put their faith in God and did not have to do anything but trust and praise the LORD! God caused their enemies to destroy each other. (2 Chronicles 20:20)
What God does for one of His children He will do for all! (Malachi 3:6)
In every victory in God’s word, we find that God has done the work. He works through His people but ultimately He does it. The Lord is a warrior! He is going to fight the battle because it is not ours to fight, it is His. When we stand against Satan who comes at us, and we put our trust and faith in God, we will be victorious every time. (Psalm 24:8; Psalm 18:6-19)
Beloved, what are you facing today? Are you situation where it seems hopeless and you don’t know what to do? Do you have loved ones that are facing a giant and all seems lost? Friend, God does not change! He is the same today, yesterday and forever! (Malachi 3:6)
When you are facing a situation or someone you love are in circumstances that seem hopeless and you do not know what to do, fall quickly on your face before God, cry out to Him and then be still and let Him move. (Psalm 37:7)
Sometimes in the situations when we most want to act quickly and do something, when we take matters into our own hands apart from God, we only make things worse! We must learn to wait upon the LORD and obey what HE says, WHEN HE says. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
It means trust God with everything you have. Don’t just trust what you can see and understand, but trust and faith in God’s understanding of the situation. In all your ways acknowledge Him, what does that mean?
That word acknowledge in the Hebrew is yada it means: To Know. Acknowledge God in all things, not just recognize that He is there…Yes we should recognize Him in all things, but there is a difference in that and in KNOWING Him. There is a knowing of God in every single situation in life that we face. That is why we seek Him, to Know Him in those situations because only when we Know Him do we begin to lean on His understanding and not our own! It all works together. The only way we can Know God is to be in relationship with Him daily through Christ!
When you are broken, and life has you bound down, or when you see your loved ones with broken lives and you don’t know what to do and it seems that God hasn’t given an answer yet in His word or to your Spirit, trust Him. Let go and Let God! He has it all under control. In the right time, God’s perfect time, all things He will work out. We must trust, obey, and wait patiently with our faith firm in Christ because we know that He has good plans for our lives and the lives of all of His children. (Jeremiah 29:11)
An expected end, hope in the LORD because He only has good things in mind for you and me! It’s wonderful! Dear one don’t keep holding on to matters, trying so hard to fix them when you can not. Give them to the Lord and let Him work in His own good time. You and I will find much peace and rest in Letting Go and Letting God. This is my prayer for you today. God bless you.
Let go and Let God!