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Letting Go and Letting God – January 29 Devotions

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Letting go and letting God. Another phrase I’ve heard often throughout my life. It’s interesting how many recent posts here and in other blogs so far in this new year have addressed the issue of letting go. It would seem some kind of movement is in the air for people to carry fewer burdens and experience greater freedom in 2016.

 

Here are your devotional thoughts for this last Friday in January…

Lord, thank You that today…

I can let go of the whole burden of my life and service…

of my marriage, children, and all my relationships

(past, present, and future),

of my inadequacies and my self-dependence,

and rest on Your presence working in me

through the Holy Spirit.

How good it is to transfer these burdens from my shoulders

to Yours, and to rest on You to work in me and through me!

Thank You that I can give myself up to be led by You…

that I can go forth praising and at rest,

letting You manage me and my day…

Thank You that I can throw the whole weight of my anxieties

on You, for I am Your personal concern.”

–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”

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My reflections:

This devotional seems so refreshing. It reminds me of the experience of carrying in several grocery bags at once…and then the relief of setting all those bags down. Letting go of those burdens.

I also like the idea of consulting God for my daily schedule–letting Him manage me and my day–since I don’t do a very good job of it on my own!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you find it easy to let go of burdens? When you do, does it make you feel lighter and less anxious?

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Single photo pillow with imprinted photo--me as a baby!
Single photo pillow I made with imprinted photo–me as a baby!

22 Comments

  1. tara pittman

    I love they way you use grocery bags to describe this.

    29 . Jan . 2016
  2. Elizabeth O.

    It’s important to learn how to let go and move on, especially on things that we have no control over. What a beautiful message.

    29 . Jan . 2016
  3. peppylady (Dora)

    Some things or what others done…something are easier to let go.
    I didn’t speak to one of my relatives and our relation will never go back to the same.

    Coffee is on

    29 . Jan . 2016
  4. michelle

    i do my best to give God control but it can be difficult to let go. i pray for help in doing so

    30 . Jan . 2016
  5. Ana De- Jesus

    I need to learn to let go and conquer my demon.

    30 . Jan . 2016
  6. Claire

    I have a problem letting go but I’m working on it in my own way.

    30 . Jan . 2016
  7. Maddie

    I love this. Your pillow is super cute.

    30 . Jan . 2016
  8. Mardene Carr

    I trust the Word of God when it says I am to cast ALL my cares on Him. I am learning to cast them and leave them right there in the hands of the person who knows what he is doing more than I do

    30 . Jan . 2016
  9. Ana Fernandez

    Agree with Maddie! Your pillow is so cute!

    30 . Jan . 2016
  10. Jennifer Dawn

    Yes…just let go and let God. I think the verse “Be still and know that I’m God” could go with this too.

    30 . Jan . 2016
  11. Alana

    It’s a beautiful thing to know that we don’t have to go through life alone, and that we are meant to share our burdens. Without sharing, there is no hope. Loved your pillow.

    31 . Jan . 2016
  12. MyTeenGuide

    What a beautiful quote. Sometimes, I struggle to let go.

    31 . Jan . 2016
  13. Eugenia

    I like the way you write! Very impressive 🙂 Well-done

    31 . Jan . 2016
  14. Rosey

    It does make me feel better when I let something go. It’s an inner peace/release.

    31 . Jan . 2016
  15. laci

    I definitely am bad about not letting things go I’m working in and it feels good ! Laci

    31 . Jan . 2016
  16. Claudette

    I am one of the many bloggers that you have noticed focussed on letting go. Why do I do it? Well, I know for sure it is one of the best things you can do to live your life fully!

    31 . Jan . 2016
  17. Liz Mays

    It takes me a minute to realize I need to let go, but when I do, I feel instant relief.

    31 . Jan . 2016
  18. Echo

    Letting go is sometimes easier said than done. Sometimes, those grocery bags get tangled up and start cutting off circulation to your fingers and wrists.

    31 . Jan . 2016
  19. nicole escat

    I have a issue for letting go but i am in the process of moving on

    31 . Jan . 2016
  20. Amy Jones

    What a beautiful message and so very true. Thanks for sharing

    01 . Feb . 2016
  21. Julia

    It may not be easy but the greatest miracles in my life have happened when I have trusted God enough to let go and Give Him my trials.

    01 . Feb . 2016
  22. Eileen Kelly

    You are so right , so many ar4e saying let it go! I had a major health crisis 3 years ago. My goal is always let it go. I am doing well on it and I feel better. Not worth the stress to dwell

    05 . Feb . 2016

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