Let Go and Let God?
Things are really difficult right now with illness and strife going on across the US and the world. Sometimes we are part of that problem and can make things even more difficult for ourselves and those around us, if we are honest.
We have all heard the phrase “Let Go and Let God”, but nowhere in the Bible does it say that. God expects us to take charge of our lives and not just lay back and hope for the best. Paul told Timothy to “Fight the good fight and take hold of the eternal life to which he was called. God didn’t say just hang out and see what happens. There is also a verse that states “cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you”. That is very much an action verse.
God wants you to trust Him and He also wants you to look out for yourself. Certainly God is in charge and His will be done, but we have a role in life to play as well. In Ephesians we are told to put on the armor of God and stand against the schemes of the devil. That seems pretty clear that God wants us fully engaged in this life he gave us. “Let go and let God”: that’s kind of like giving up, really.
It’s important to be out there every day, engaged, living our lives, working to make a difference and helping others around us. Whatever we have going on in our lives there are almost certainly others out there in less fortunate circumstances. Think how well they’d sleep if they just knew they had a meal coming for their kids tomorrow. Think how well you’d sleep if you knew you had guided and encouraged someone with hope, trust and belief. All pretty heady words but true and they are things God wants us to do.
Some ways that we know what God wants us to be doing is through reading His Word, praying and listening. All of those things help us to walk out this life in His will. I encourage you to be strong, engaged and look after each other. We have to keep going- we are not finished until we reach heaven.
Colorado Springs station manager
Rocky Mountain CTN
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