I had the good fortune of being able to spend some quality time with my mom and dad for the past few days. During this time my father and I were talking about our struggles and how we face them. You put one foot in front of the other.
We also talked about how most of us try to control things around us but in the grand scheme of things we really do not have that much control. We just have to do what we need to do and put our faith in a higher power.
I have been told by people time and time again to trust God. To let go and let God or turn it over to God. I honestly didn’t get it. I would say ‘OK God here are my issues now you deal with it and let me trust you’ but is that what I really did? No. I just didn’t get it and I couldn’t figure it out.
A few things that I think can help us all with this are;
- Wake up a few minutes early in the morning and thank God for all that we have. Then we can let him know the struggles we are facing or are going to be facing and try to go on.
2. Go about our day. Get what we need to get done, done. When our struggles enter our mind we can take a minute, realize how we are thinking and say a simple pray. God, I trust in you.
3. End each day by saying thank you to God for all he did for us during the day. If we can’t seem to think about what he has done for us we can ask him to help us be more open the following day.
Eventually I think the idea of letting go and letting God will get easier, or at least that is what I hope for.
May each of you be guided today in learning how to let go and give it up to God.
A great prayer that I think goes perfectly with this is;
The Serenity Prayer
author Reinhold Niebuhr
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