Let Go and Let God
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. ~Psalm 62:8
Almost all children learn to ride a bicycle with the use of training wheels. Training wheels help a child to establish his balance and gain confidence. Eventually, he will have to “let go” of the training wheels and start bicycling without them. The walk of faith for every Christian is like that: we need to let go of whatever we are holding on to and trust in the Lord!
There is the expulsion.
We must trust God courageously. We must let go of our fears. Two of the most powerful words in the Bible are “fear not.” We must let go of our fears about how, what, and when. Then, we must let go of our familiarity. Many times, we become too comfortable with the familiar and become unwilling to make faith decisions. Paul said, “We walk by faith, not by sight.” Faith sees the invisible. It goes beyond the realm of what is logical and looks to God for what is easily impossible.
There is the exclusivity.
We must trust God without reservation. Exclusive trust means always: good times, tough times, bad times, and every time. When we trust God exclusively, we are removing everything and everyone else out of the way. Our eyes are fixed on God. Our strength is in the Lord. Our little hand is in His big hand. Exclusive trust is like Abraham, who obeyed God’s command to leave the land of Ur of the Chaldees and let God lead him step by step.
There is the excessive.
We are encouraged to pour out our heart before the Lord. This is when we diligently seek Him. This involves many secret moments in prayer. This is when all of our heart emotion is into letting God know our need. Hezekiah poured his heart to God when he was told that he would die from his disease. Hannah poured her heart to God for a baby son. Jacob said that he would not let the Lord go unless He blessed him. It is being unabated in your burden for the Lord to help you.
There is the expectation.
God never fails us nor forsakes us. The psalmist made a confident statement. He said, “God is a refuge for us.” He knew from experience that when we come to God in faith, He is our safe house and place of refuge in our storms, in our sickness, and in every sticky situation. Expectant trust means we know that we are protected and hedged in.
There is the exercise.
We must let go and have faith. Trusting God is letting Him have complete control. Trusting God is taking the training wheels off of the bicycle and letting God help us. Trusting God is our willingness to step out of the ship and walk on water to the Lord. Trusting God is letting go of the rope and free climbing up the mountain of opportunity.
Let go and let God! Let God be the Master of your faith. Let God be the Captain of your ship. Let God show Himself strong against the boisterous giants that you face. Let God deal with the enemies who threaten to shipwreck your faith. Let God direct you step by step. Let God get you safely to shore. Just simply, let go and let God!
Have a faith-filled God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Genesis 41-42