Let Go and Let God
"Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." Psalm 37:5
Let go and let God! This is a simple, but challenging statement. As life presses in, most of us don't give 'let go and let God' half a thought, let alone practice it. There are two things that cause us to be anxious: (1) wanting something and can't seem to get it (2) having something we don't want and can't seem to get rid of it. Why is it that we can't 'let go' and trust the Lord? The answer is there if we choose to be honest with our thoughts and feelings. "If I let go to God, am I sure He will do anything? Or I'm not sure He will do it the way I want it done." Both answers come from lack of revelation that God, by the Holy Spirit, is always our helper.
Psalm 37: 3-5, 7
1. "Trust in the Lord, and do good." (vs. 3). 'Trusting in the Lord' requires facing everything with great grace and saying, "I can't wait to see the good that is coming to me through this." This attitude is 'doing good'.
2. "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." (vs. 4). 'Delight yourself' is developing an attitude of praise and thanksgiving for all things (I Thessalonians 5:18). Love life and enjoy life. Have fun with the power given to you.
3. "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." (vs. 5). 'Commit your way unto the Lord', not to yourself. Learning to live from His commitment is revelation. Feeling the need to commit to Him is self-effort. Develop a lifestyle of being instant in prayer, rolling cares and worries on the Lord. 'He shall bring it to pass' means we are confident our hopes, dreams and desires are answered.
4. "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him." (vs. 7). There is a 'rest' for believers in Christ (Hebrews 4:9). 'Rest' is not inactivity; it is living in the complete revelation of Jesus' finished works; it is our gift and potential; it is knowing the Holy Spirit is the treasure in our bodies and the excellency of our life power. Knowing is the highest level of trusting the Lord for life, health, peace and in our personal world.
Resting in the Lord is prosperity without trying to be prosperous. A widow and her son experienced a continuous supply while the rest of the nation was in famine. Elijah told her to feed him first in the midst of her lack and self-pity. When she did what he told her to do, her entire life shifted... food never ran out (I Kings 17).
Let Go and Let God
1. Repent for double-mindedness and doubt. When you say, "Lord, I am sorry for allowing doubt and double-mindedness", you are releasing the already present forgiveness that is available. Jesus has already forgiven us, but it happens by experience when you say so.
2. Stop asking God for help and bodly say, "The Lord is my helper right now (Hebrews 13:6). Jesus Christ's name was given to us to use and live by. When we use Jesus Christ's name, we are not talking to Him. His complete provision is already available, waiting for us to say so. "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so." Psalm 107:2.
3. Put in your belief system, you do nothing for Jesus, you live because of Him! Instead of 'giving' all to Jesus, take all He has provided. Instead of 'surrendering' all, declare that you 'receive' all. We are not servants, but we are sons and daughters of God (Galatians 4:7). If we believe we are to live serving Jesus, we will eventually become discouraged and disappointed. 'Trying' to serve Jesus has defeated many believers over time.
5. A life-time career is training our tongue to speak no evil, doubt or fear (I Peter 3:10). Speak only that which is good and building so it ministers grace to the hearers, including yourself (Ephesians 4:29).
Lord Jesus Christ, I hear the whisper of the Spirit in me saying, "All things are possible, I have what I say, every need is met, every desire is fulfilled, people are the riches of God and I will bless and not curse. Amen!