by Mary Stout
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:8-9
In the Disney movie, Frozen, Elsa is filled with anxiety about who she is vs what the world around her thinks. She believes if she just isolates herself from everyone, they will be safe. It’s in this solitude time she realizes she needs to just accept herself for who she is and her powers. So she sings she has to let it go so she can be free.
Much like Elsa a lot of times, we don’t want to accept the present moment or the person we have become. Our plans don’t turn out as we hoped and we get disappointed. The things we are going through look like mountains. I am sure you have prayed to have this taken away from you just as I have. Yet the storms or trials of life rage on.
That’s the hard part. And then comes an awakening of the spirit inside us. We realize:
We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell
It’s a simple concept but not an easy one. God never promised we would never have anything go wrong. He promised us He would be with us during the storm and be our strength. He’s waiting for us to let allow him to guide our life.
Learning to let go and let God be our strength when we feel weak is growth and faith strengthening.
Prayer: Thanks for being my strength when I can’t see the forest for the trees, Lord. Help me let go and trust you more each day. In Jesus name Amen.