Letting Go of Worry

Even though this post was written back in February, I find it still changing how I see things.  I didn’t even comment on it but it touched my heart and changed how I saw worry and still does….

I’ve gathered these stones and need to come to the water’s edge to lay them down.  I throw them far far away into the water.  Though, oftentimes I find them back in my hands only to be let go again. A continual letting go and letting God.

fear.insecurity.africa.shame.guilt.sin.compliments.idols.screwingup.

relationships.anger.jealousy.impatience.mybaby.futurebabies.futurehusband.

thefuture.control.greed.money.friendships.rejection.hurt.offense.

myself.

Last night, I went for a run and wandered my way down to my own water’s edge. I picked up a few rocks and threw them far. I watched them splash and felt my heart take a deep breath.  I listened to what He’s done for me. I poured out my heart before Him and rested in trusting Him. I came to my room to write it down.  To write down the prayers and keep on letting go. To tuck them away in a little prayer box and know that He hears, He sees, He knows me. I’m sure these are things I’ll have to keep on letting go because after all He did say…

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”  -Luke 9:23

 

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11 thoughts on “Letting Go of Worry

  1. Beautiful. It’s a continual thing, isn’t it? You throw the stones in, but then find another chip off the same block. Somehow it winds up in our pockets and we have to get rid of it again. Thanks for writing!

  2. Again and again and again we come before and open our hands and surrender..
    and again and again we pick hte same things up and carry them away..
    how great is His patience with us, and His mercy!

  3. I do this so often and have been trying and trying to change this. So frequently I must give them back to God. I spend much time in prayer doing so. Thanks for this reminder.

  4. It’s amazing God gave me the same metaphor about my worries too! I like the sound of going to the water’s edge. You’ve inspired me to do what you did as a spiritual meditation during my next whitespace! Thank you!

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