You’ve got to release the world; you’ve got to release people, crises, trauma, intrigue, all of it. There has to be some time in your day where you just let it all go. All the tragedy of the world, the heartbreak, the latest shooting, earthquake—the soul was never meant to endure this. The soul was never meant to inhabit a world like this. It’s way too much. Your soul is finite. You cannot carry the sorrows of the world. Only God can do that. Only he is infinite. Somewhere, sometime in your day, you’ve just got to release it. You’ve got to let it go.
Simplicity is about trusting God to be enough and if that means we have to let go of some stuff, then so be it. The goal isn’t just to let go. It’s to be inwardly focussed on God and on his sufficiency for us. You will find sustained joy and contentment by intentionally letting go of secondary things, so the primary things can have their proper place.
April 23, 2020
God often takes a course for accomplishing His purposes directly contrary to what our narrow views would prescribe. He brings a death upon our feelings, wishes, and prospects when He is about to give us the desire of our hearts.
January 2, 2020
When God moves you to a new place, you may have baggage from the last place and that baggage doesn’t usually fit through the tunnel of transition. If you want to go to God’s ‘next thing’, you may have to let something go.
Advent is a good time to look over our life – to see, to hear. To see and hear what God is trying to do with us. To see and hear – amid the scramble and noise of the day – a Baby born in a manger, and to let go. To let go of so much that is unimportant, and to allow God to regather the many and varied strands of life.