WFW: Letting Go
"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." ~ Isaiah 40: 28-31
I took the above picture last year when we went to Six Flags. Everytime I see this picture, I think of a song by Francesca Battistelli which says, "I'm letting go of the life I've planned for me/ and my dreams/ I'm loosing control of my destiny/ it feels like I'm falling and that's what it's like to believe/I'm letting go/ I'm giving into Your gravity/ knowing You are holding me." :D All jokes aside, though, this does provide us with a very important spiritual lesson: If we would only let go and let God, we would fly! When we have complete trust, if God says, "Jump," we jump knowing that He will catch us. Anything else is doubt, and we may find ourselves flat on our faces! We may feel faint, but if we obey the Lord anyway, His grace is sufficient in that weakness, enabling us to fly. Since I've been to Six Flags numerous times, I have learned that if you go on a ride and don't trust that it will hold you in and function properly, you won't enjoy the ride at all -- and maybe you won't even go on it to begin with! But if we trust God, we need to get on the "ride" that He has planned for us, trusting that the ride of life will run properly and get us to where God wants us to be. Don't we want to enjoy life? Then we need to trust God; it is only then that we can fly!
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." ~ Proverbs 3:5-6