The power of letting go
Humility and faith
1 Peter 5 verse 6 “If you bow low in God’s awesome presence, He will eventually exalt you as you leave the timing in His hands. Pour out all your worries and stress upon Him and leave them there, for He always tenderly cares for you”.
This verse was the subject of a recent sermon I heard. Humility was described as ‘being able to cast our cares’ on our Lord and Friend, and trust Him to work things out for our good; not picking up the cares again when we thought the Lord was taking too long to sort out our issues or if He wasn’t making arrangements according to our way of thinking.
1 Peter 5 verse 10 and 11 says “and then after your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, Who has called you to share in His eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes He will set you firmly in place and build you up. And He has all the power need to do this – forever! Amen”
How challenging do I find these passages. Yes I can cast my cares on Him, then trusting in His timing and leaving them there – well that is another challenge. It’s only as I meditate on His word, knowing that Word is living and active and powerful – able to pull down strongholds in my thinking, that I find I can win the battle. Those strongholds that say ‘I need to sort things out, cause if I don’t do it, nothing will happen’. Those thoughts that rise up against the knowledge of the character of our God ‘Who tenderly cares for you’. Our God Who has all the power to ‘restore you and make you stronger than ever’. Our God ‘Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think’.
This is our Lord and Friend. ‘He always tenderly cares for you’. So let’s choose to ‘let go and let God’, to trust Him, for He is good. He is the Mighty Warrior Who saves. The Good Shepherd. The Prince of Peace.
May you find rest in His Presence and His Promises.