Letting go does not always mean giving up. In just a few short months, I am learning what it really means to trust God. Trusting him requires faith. It also brings about a certain peace that is indescribable. I don’t have to toss and turn all night worrying about a situation nor do I have to have it all figured out. Letting go simply means giving God full control even over the things that you can. I was speaking with a friend the other day and he asked me what does God control, and I stupidly said, everything that I can’t. Knowing full well He controls it ALL, but the words didn’t quite come out right. Even the things that I can do, in the natural, are spirit led.
I read an article yesterday titled, ‘Overcoming Worry: God is in Control’. There were statements within the article that you had to check if you could relate. There were a few that I checked, one being “When someone is distant, I’m constantly concerned about what I might have done wrong”. I had this experience just a few weekends ago. I knew full well that I had done nothing wrong, but I allowed certain thoughts to consume me. I worried and prayed about it all weekend long. One of the questions in this article was, Is it possible to worry and still believe that God is fully in control? My answer is, of course not. When I lay my requests at the altar there is no need for me to pick them up again. Me and God can’t both be working on the same problem. In that instance, I’m sure he just sits back and watches me make a bigger mess of things.
Letting go is a sign of strength. It means that no matter the outcome, whatever God decides, it will be in my best interest. Letting go does not mean putting off what you can do for yourself. Faith without works is still dead, but it is your way of saying to God, “Lord, this matter is out of my control. I cannot control people, certain situations, nor do I choose to. Let your will be done.”
So, I challenge you not to be a worry wart. If you have asked God to handle something, step aside and watch him work.