Letting Go and Letting God
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Letting Go and Letting God can sometimes sound like something out of this world especially if you have a hard time not being in control like myself. Not having control over a situation is hard for me and sometimes it takes a lot to let go. Maybe letting go and letting God isn’t that hard after all.
Why does it seem so hard to just let go and believe God has everything under control? Is it because we are working on little Faith? Is it because we have doubts?
Noah Let Go and Let God
When I’m facing something that seems unbearable I try to remind myself of people in the Bible such as Noah. One thing that often comes to mind is a saying I read once on Twitter.
An Amateur built the Ark
Professionals built the Titanic
Can you imagine God telling you to build an Ark and put two of every animal on it? This made me think. God tells us to do things all the time sometimes little things like let go and don’t worry. How is it its so hard for us to do something so simple?
I was debating which title to use on this post when I got a notification on my Facebook page. I switched windows to see what it was and I have seen this in my news feed.
I immediately checked my Bible which is the NIV (study version) to compare. At first, I didn’t see the resemblance but I read it again and there it was. It was written slightly different but it had the same message.
Let Go but don’t Let Go of God
I hear of so many stories of people and I know some people who turned their back on God when times got tough. I’ve actually had thoughts of giving up myself a few times. Especially with everything I’ve gone through this last year.
Why would God let me go through all this misery? How am I supposed to let go when I just lost everything? How am I supposed to not let go of God? I mean really come on the Bible says
“God helps those who help themselves!”
Last time I checked I was doing everything to help myself. I was searching for a second job when I was struggling in my Insurance business, I went to college and got a Bachelor’s Degree, I raised my children to love God and respect their elders. I was doing everything I could but everything seemed to fall down around me.
I was so stressed out my hair literally began to fall out and thin, my teeth were starting to decay, I gained weight,a nd I had sleepless night after sleepless night. All I did was worry and think of ways I could fix everything.
Through everything I’ve been through I’ve managed to let go and let God. No I didn’t do this all the time like I should have, but as time goes on and I continue on this journey I am learning from my mistakes and I’m learning from the Word.
It’s hard being a believer. I don’t say that to scare any non- believers away I say that because the Devil works twice as hard on believers than he does on non-believers. He will turn your world upside down and inside out. Just look at what he did to Job of which is another great example of letting go and letting God.
My favorite verse is:
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
When I find it hard to let go and let God I simply repeat this verse and it seems that all my worries tend to vanish. No I don’t mean they are miraculously taken care of but they seem to work out some how some way. Its like I stop worrying how and just trust that God has it under His control. I’m learning as I go and I’m working on letting go and letting God; what are you doing to let go and let God?