“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we can not see.” -Hebrews 11:1
I am posting this for an individual that I talked to about 2 months ago that asked me to write about Letting Go & Letting God. She is unfortunately going through some trials within herself that I wish I could take away from her but the only thing I can really do is listen. She gave me an idea and asked the question, “how do I Let Go and Let God without losing hope?” This was something that I had to seriously pray and do some studying about. So to the one this goes out to, I am sorry it took me so long to answer/write about this for you!
I know as women once we set our eyes on something, we tend to be a little stubborn and stick to that idea. Those same ideas however keep us in a box or even a cage! God has something so much better planned for each and every one of us! I remember when I realized that for myself, how amazing that felt to understand God actually had a plan for me! Scripture says in Proverbs 16:9 “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” So even though you may want something specific, God has something even better planned that will glorify HIM! Ok, now let’s be honest for a second. When I first heard about how sometimes God won’t always give me what I want, I was pretty much….well…. not happy about that. But, now I realize my Brain can not even comprehend all of the amazing things God has in store for my life. In fact my plans may be selling me short! They may not even touch the top of my potential in my life!
God has something planned for HIS people. Over the years I have noticed that the plans or things I once wanted never came to pass. What I realized more was that I didn’t want these things anymore! Some of the things that I have wanted were minor and some were things that I just really didn’t want to deal with and God made me deal with them anyway! In the end I am blessed for dealing with the heartaches I have endured because God brought me through them. At the time I didn’t realize it but now my relationship with him is closer, I see his hand was in it the whole time!
So to the individual this is for, and you know who you are….. Letting Go and Letting God is not losing hope…. it is putting your hope and faith in him that HE will bring you through ANYTHING! It can be heartbreaking or frustrating but as long as you keep your eye on God…. your Hope will never go away!