Sunday, July 31, 2011

Let Go and Let God

A friend at church told me the following story that really got me thinking. Picture a party, where a group of people got into a not unusual conversation about whether a glass of water was half empty or half full. (Most people know this in relation to one's perspective on life as an optimist or a pessimist.)  One party-goer changed it up and asked how heavy the glass was.  The person holding it said it wasn't very heavy.  Now consider that you have only held that glass for an hour.  After holding it for a whole day, it would feel much heavier.  After two days, a week, a month...heavier and heavier until you would be physically unable to hold the weight, no matter how full or empty the glass.  This is much like our everyday troubles and cares.  We can carry them alone for a short time, but without God, we quickly grow weak and cannot bear them.  No matter the size to begin with, we must give it all to God.  Otherwise our small and temporary troubles will become long-term and unbearable burdens.  David reminds us of this in Psalm 55:22. Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

What are your cares today?  Is there something you need to give to God?  It may be hard to let go of the control, but it’s so much harder to hold and carry the weight alone.  How wonderful that we don’t have to carry it alone!  We have an amazing Lord and Savior who wants to carry our load with us, if we give it to Him in faith. Let’s Let Go and Let God today and be free of the weight that we don’t have to carry!

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