Letting Go and Letting God….this is a phrase I have heard a lot. Usually, when I speak these words it seems simple. When I hear these words it seems complex and when I practice these words it is usually profound.
Letting go is hard. Letting God is equally as hard. Also, there are moments when we do need to do something. Sometimes it is not so easy or hard to “let go and let God.” Is the phrase a Christian cliche that we say when things get difficult?
I do not think it is a cliche but I also do not believe that God picks up all our problems and sorts them out without our participation.
A public speaker I heard recently said, “For God to do the impossible we must do the possible.”
A prayer that has helped me decipher my participation in God’s work is the serenity prayer.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
There are some things God asks us to change and some things we simply can’t. The things we can’t we must give to God.
This week I pray that each of us seeks wisdom in all we do. Let us let go of the things we can’t change and in the things, we can do our “possible” that God might do the “impossible.”
See you on Sunday!