“Help me let go of what could be, could have been, Abba!” She desperately wanted to know how to do this, to be done with whatever it was she was supposed to learn so she could continue to move forward in life again, to be able to look back and be more than okay with how she had responded to it all.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. In the unprecedented times such as these, may we learn to practice believing His Word and taking Him at His Word.
Sometimes, especially in difficult times, we just want it to be done, right? Just put another check on our to-do list, get it, got it, good and done! But life doesn’t work that way, or at least it’s not working that way for me right now.
Though I’ve talked about and written about letting go and letting God, sometimes it’s as if I’m suspended in midair, white knuckling the delusion of control, refusing to let go of my need to understand the “why” of it all because I just need to know and understand. What I am learning, however, is that the more I cling to this mentality, the less I know, the less I understand and the more unrest I experience.
The other day, the realization that this persistent feeling of there’s something I’m not getting hit me…hard! And when He led me to this scripture, I was finally able to figure it out. Light bulb moment!
Hebrews 13:5-6 says:
5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,
“I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” 6 So we can say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”
The real victory came when He reminded me to put me in it, which is a powerful exercise that brings the scriptures to life in our life. As I began to write my re-write for you today, I felt divinely encouraged to write it as if it was coming from Him to me…and to you.
“Don’t love needing to know and understand the why of it all; be satisfied with Me, for I have said and proven that I will never fail you, nor have I ever abandoned you. Instead of crying out about this season, cry out to others with confidence that I am your first helper and companion, your first husband.
Because that is true, whom or what shall you fear? When you truly allow Me to be your focus, and not your current season, the One you run to and not from, looking to Me instead of all the what-ifs, you will understand that no one or nothing can take from you what is yours: Me in you and for you.”
As I read this again, I realize I only need to let go…again and again and again so I land in His will for my life, knowing that I can trust Him and His plans for me.
My friend, what would your rewrite look like?