@AnnVoskamp —- Sometimes letting go is how to find out He holds
When I read this tweet the other day, I tucked it away. Only thing is these words didn’t want to be tucked away because they have been gnawing on me and showing up in all kinds of different ways. So obviously God is smacking me upside the head and telling me to “LISTEN.”
What is it about the difficulties we face in life, you know the hard stuff that throws us into that dark pit of despair, that make us want to grab on tighter and clutch the setbacks and the trials we, or others in our life, face? CONTROL. We do not want to lose control, afraid that we will fail.
Good news —- you never have to go through anything ALONE. Everything that comes into our lives goes through God first. That doesn’t mean that the hurt, the grief, the suffering –which seems evil or senseless in God’s perfect will, but He is permitting this time of adversity to be part of your life, to touch those you love, because He can use this to continue His good works in you.
Our sight is so limited, but our Father’s sight sees every single little detail of our life. This is what makes it hard for us to let go. But when we do let go, when we give over whatever it is in our life, then that is how we find out how He holds.
HE sees the big picture and HE loves me more than I can ever imagine. It’s times like these to not clutch those difficult times close to me, but to open up my hands and let go. It’s time to walk in faith, strong in faith not self-pity.