Wednesday, October 24, 2012

31 Days to Grace (Day 24): When you let go

There is a peace and even empowerment when you hand over all that plagues, bombards, concerns or hurts. Yet, there is grace still when you clutch what seems hardest to relinquish.
Our gracious Lord won't nag or plead, pinch or tickle or pry it roughly from your hands. He will simply say, "I know what is best for you. Trust me with it. I will give you the best."  
 And He does.
And He did.
And He has.
 And He will.

He did at the cross with his only son. We got the best. Jesus received our worst. 

When the Israelite people messed up again and again, wandered in the desert for 40 years, God was just, but he still promised them the Promise Land. He gave them the best land. (GRACE).

In my own life, I have a roof over my head, food (at least 3 times a day), a loving husband, my health, two, sweet little boys, cars that run and freedom. Really, don't I have portions of God's best?

When I have let go and trusted God it didn't mean I always got what I desired or that the outcome was how I thought it would the handing over of control, my experience has been one of desiring God's ways and plans. And I joyfully accept! 

It is rarely easy, but always worth it!

Share your "letting go" with me. I would love to hear some of your story...

 (thank you MAA for your story).


  1. I have so much that I don't even think twice about, and yet, there is much to be said for cultivating the gratitude and recognizing His grace at work.

  2. I so agree Jen! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. I am a planner. Sometimes to a fault. And most of my stress comes from having a plan and gripping it with white-knucked fingers even when God shows me a better way. I am learning to let go of my daily plans and allow Him to show me His orchestration of my days. But I still keep a list handy to cross off! :) So grateful for His grace ... in spite of my clingyness.

  4. I am so familiar with that death grip on how I planned things to go. Time after time, though, when I let go, it always gives me more peace and a better result.

    It's just having to wrestle with my inner toddler that is always the issue, as she yells, "Self, self!" time and again, and tries to be completely independent. :-)


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