Letting go – Whenever my daughter gets startled, she throws her hands up lets go of everything and falls backward. Although I know it’s a reflex reaction, I always mused at the ridiculousness of it – I mean why let go? why not hold on tightly when you’re afraid. I used to think of it as symbolic of us and how we often let go of everything when we’re afraid and how silly it is to let go of the very things that are supporting us…
Lately though I’ve been looking at it differently. Perhaps letting go is the right thing. Perhaps just like when my daughter lets go of her support system and I quickly catch her so she doesn’t hurt herself, that’s what does for us. Perhaps in those times of challenges God waits for us to let go of everything that we have chosen to rely upon, outside of him, and it is in that instance when we let go of everything else that he catches us, shows us how much he loves us, and reminds us that we don’t have to be afraid because he will always be there.
I won’t always be there for my daughter. And there will be times when I will do the wrong things, hurt her or cause her pain – not because I want her to be in pain, but because I am imperfect. Thankfully God will always be there for her, when I fail, and thankfully God is always there for me when I fall.
So today I encourage you to let go, and see what God will do.
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