Learning To Let Go and Trust God
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"...it only takes one day at a time to trust and to start over each new morning." By: Ammie Trujillo
Ever have those days where your personal walls start to cave in, chip a little, and possibly tumble all at once? Ever feel alone, anxious and like you can't swim fast enough or hard enough to keep up with the currants of life? Yeah, me too. You see, life isn't this smooth sailing ride we all like to envision or pretend it is. It's messy, cold, ever-changing , unpredictable and exhausting. We wake up with a "to-do" list that seems to stretch and grow as the day passes. We wake up into our everyday routine and hope that something on that list gets accomplished but then go to bed upset with ourselves because the list remains the same. The pressure of trying to maintain your own mental sanity and live a life fulfilled seems to slip out of reach. But why do we do this to ourselves? We take on the weight of the world and then wonder why our shoulders ache and our bodies begin to break. We aren't meant to live like Adonis, holding up the world while still having a chiseled physique (thanks social media). We are fragile, mistake making, exhaustion prone, human beings.
Lately this has been a struggle of mine. Ok, let's be real, it's been a forever struggle of mine to let it go and like the old saying on our grandmothers' fridge, "let go and let God." I can't seem to unhook my death grip on my life and the direction it's in or where it's going; which then poses the question in my heart, "do I really trust God?" DO I trust the Creator of the universe with my life knowing HE knows every hair on my head, every tear I have shed, and every detail, small and large, in my life? The answer, if I'm being honest, is not always. Not like I should. I keep Jeremiah 29:11 written on my closet mirrored door to remind me daily that I'm not in this struggle alone. That I don't have to worry about my life or the current circumstances I face because that verse says: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." God literally promises me safety, hope, success, and a future not even I could imagine for myself. The issue with this for me, and perhaps for many of you, is that while I know this, I don't always believe or trust it. And that's hurtful to God. I don't want to continue on living a life of fearful thoughts that may or may not come to pass. I want to live each day trusting that all my circumstances, needs, desires, troubles, fears, hopes, and dreams are met by my Heavenly Father who called me by name and set me apart. All of this is easier said than done for most of us but I hope to remind myself and encourage others that it only takes one day at a time to trust and to start over each new morning. Make it a point to wake up and give your day, that specific day only, over to God and let Him calm those fearful thoughts. He will be the anchor in your stormy mind and the lifesaver device you need when the waves have overcome you. Keep swimming. Xoxo,
A girl on a mission to "let go and let God"