This year I am again joining in the Write 31 Days challenge on the site with the same name! My topic for the 31 days is “Letting go, Learning to Trust”. Thanks to my friend for the topic suggestion :).
Today (and every Saturday this month) I have a song for you to consider, Just be Held by Casting Crowns.
“So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away
You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place
I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held, just be held”
“Stop holding on and just be held; I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held.” That is the place where I want to be always, in every trial, difficulty and fear that comes over me. When the small sadnesses of the day start to edge toward depression or the constant demands of life cause anxiety or frustration, I want to stop holding on and be held Be held by my Father. Close your eyes and imagine being in his lap. And you can let go. That is trust. And that is where I hope we will all wind up at the end of this series. Knowing that we can let go,that we can trust. Knowing that the only way to trust is to let go.
When we hold on tightly, afraid to let go lest we drop something or we fall, we have tension. Think of muscles straining to lift a heavy weight or carrying a heavy load. To trust, there has to be letting go, a opening of our hands, a willingness to let go so that God can hold us. Straightforward words and true, but not easy. We struggle to trust. Though God has never let us down others have, we’ve let ourselves down, we’ve let go, expecting to be held and fallen down instead. So we wonder about who we are. Are we worthy enough that God is really paying attention to our need? Isn’t that a question we ask sometimes, knowing, as a person of faith, that God is trustworthy but are we valuable enough to be held?
Holding on is being in control. Letting go knowing that God has your back and front and head and shoulders and every fiber of your being, means being held. If we believe that, we will trust.
See you tomorrow with Scripture for your Sunday!