Letting Go

Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes I am asked to let go of something that I was so sure was the right thing for me. And it hurts. I am learning that God has a plan for me and that I am not always going to see what that plan is, rather He is asking me to trust and obey for one step at a time. Sometimes we get to see the big picture, but other times He only reveals the next step.

I am in a season of next step walking and trusting and I don’t like it. But that’s okay. God is big enough for my feelings of frustration and fear and hurt. He knows that I don’t like it. He knows that letting go is painful and yet still He asks me to do it. He is a good Father and He can see the bigger picture, because He has designed my future. What he asks me to let go of now seems so big, and yet He may be preparing my hands to be empty so that they can receive something even better.

So, in the hurt. I will trust. In the pain, I will lean. In the heartache, I will cling. And I will let go and trust in Jesus. In Isaiah 55 God tells us that, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”. I may not see, and I may not understand, but I will choose to trust in God’s ways and know that He has a good plan for me.

You know what’s harder than letting go of something? Not picking it back up again. I know that is where I am. I’ve let go of what God asked me to, now I have to walk it out and not pick it back up again. This is where the hard work begins. Trusting in Jesus and not going back to the old ways and thing that feels so comforting. 

It’s believing that God is good and that He has a plan for my life. It’s trusting that I have a future and a hope. It’s allowing God to heal the wounds that come from letting go and waiting on Him to reveal what is to come. It’s standing with open hands free to receive His blessing rather than standing with fists clenched tight onto something that only brings momentary pleasure.

So, what will you do when God asks you to let go? Will you cling to what seems good in the moment or will you empty your hands to receive what He has for you? I know that this pain is only temporary and that what He has planned for me is so much better. So, I will choose to trust and let go. 

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