Let go and let God. How many times have you heard this saying? I’m sure a few, at least. But do you understand the true power of this statement?
The Lord tells us to hand over our burdens and let Him carry it for us because His yolk is easy and His burdens are light (ref. Matthew 11:30). He tells us to come to Him if we are weary and burdened and He will give us rest. Not alcohol, not drugs, not sex, not another human, not even a spa day! God says turn to HIM and we will find true rest for our souls.
He is gentle and humble in heart. I feel this message so deeply on my heart to remind everyone who Jesus really is. He is the friend you would run to when something happened to you, He is the friend who will always be there no matter what. He is the Father who won’t ever make you feel ashamed, unworthy, or unloved. He won’t ever hold your mistakes against you. He won’t tally up a list of all your wrongs and dish them out when He gets upset or you hurt Him. Following Jesus is simple, carefree, restful, peaceful, and oh so joyous.
The devil likes to tell us that we can’t turn to God until we fix ourselves, but I’m here to tell you that is the opposite of true. Jesus died on the cross for our mess. He beat hell and rose from the dead so we wouldn’t have to suffer. He’s a gentleman, though. He will never force you to love Him or to turn from your ways.
Once you ask Him to come rescue you, you better be ready for the ride of your life! Whatever you are facing today, Jesus died for it, and defeated it, 2000+ years ago. God wants you to give Him everything because He can handle it. When you have a circumstance that seems too big to even take another step, give it to God. When your kiddos have a cold, give it to God. When your family member seems too lost to be saved, give it to God. When you can’t forgive your abuser, give it to God. When you can’t forgive yourself, give it to God.
My entire point is this: whatever you are facing, you have the option to let go of trying to handle it yourself and instead, give it to the God who knows exactly how to fix everything. Because of our free will, He won’t make this earth as good as Heaven, but He can handle everything we give to Him. God isn’t going to just take it from us, we have to freely offer it. Here’s the thing about giving it over to the creator of love. Once you surrender it to the Lord, you can’t keep trying to take it back or fix it.
God doesn’t need us to ‘check up on Him’ or to help Him in any way.
He. Can. Handle. It!
The best option for anything you face in this life will be to give it to God. Your heart, your joy, your pain, your fear, and your doubt. God wants us to be reliant on Him because He knows we can’t do it for ourselves. Our world may look hopeless, but I know the God who created hope and He says it’s not over! Your rescue is here. Your healing, peace, unexplainable joy, and the amazing plan He created for your life before you were even formed, is here.
Letting go to let God is probably the most powerful thing you can do on this earth, other than your salvation. He wants the very best for your life and it will be better than anything you could have tried to make for yourself. Let Him show up and show off! I promise you that you will never regret Jesus.
Hannah Smith, author of the Moving Mountains blog, is an accomplished individual who has experienced a lot of life in her 29 years.
At 19 years old, Hannah joined the Army. After moving around the country, she landed back where God wanted her in Ohio, even though she fought the whole way. She is now in charge of the prayer team at her church and seeks the Lord with all she’s got.
Hannah is married and a RN, but works as a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Isabella, and her son, Grayson.
She loves to hike, travel, drink coffee, and talk about Jesus. Hannah also has a heart to create a home and life in which she can be a safe place for the hurting and the broken.
To her readers, Hannah says, “I believe that God set every single one of you reading this apart, for such a time as this. It is my hope and prayer that God would use the words I say to change your life in a way you and I never thought possible!”