Day 2: Let GO

Lay it down.

Whatever weighs you down,

because there

is

SOMEONE

Who not only wants to carry your extra weight,

but carry you.

DO YOU BELIEVE IT?

Are you having a hard time

LETTING GO

of that one thing that you just won't let go?

Abraham had to do,

with something that he loved beyond himself~

His little boy Isaac

Who was the promised son

born to Sara & Abraham in their ripe old age.

And then GOD asked him

to not only let go of his son,

but in a way that was incomprehensible~

To make him a sacrifice.

I could just imagine what Abraham was thinking

as I know what I would be thinking~

BBBBuuuut GOD,

Not my child.

Not the one that you gave me.

And GOD said,

YES!

So Abraham made the choice to

LET GO

of

his most precious gift.

They climbed the mountain together.

They gathered the wood together.

And then it happened.

Abraham asked Isaac to lay down.

And there Abraham stood

looking down upon his son,

who was never a burden,

but now became the

BURDEN OF LETTING GO.

So he took his knife.~

"But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven,

'Abraham! Abraham!'

'Here I am,' he replied.

'Do not lay a hand on the boy,' he said.

'Do not do anything to him. '

Now I know that you fear GOD,

because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son'.” (Genesis 22:11-12)

BUT GOD

was there the whole time.

HE knew what HE was doing,

but boy oh boy

what an excruciating test this was as

GOD was taking Abraham

to a deeper level in his faith~

To TRUST the REAL GOD

with his

REAL LIFE STORY

because he knew that

GOD'S ways are not our ways

and that

HIS ways are not to destroy and hurt.

GOD just wants

All of you & All of me

to

LET GO

of all our

"Isaacs".

They come in all different shapes and sizes~

A habit. A worry.

A fear. A bitterness.

A dream.

And yes

sometimes

A person

whom we love beyond comprehension

whether

their health is failing

whether

they are a prodigal

whether

they are no longer here,

but the pain they caused

is still a burdensome weight

that you just can't

LET GO.

We can hold on tightly and

GOD will allow us to,

but what HE really desires is for us to

TRUST HIM

so deeply

"and do not lean on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3)

so

GOD can us beyond our own understanding

because

HE understands us so much more than we can every understand ourself.

Oh how something beyond understanding happens

at the moment of DEEP TRUST

when you place your "Isaac"

on the chopping block

by

LETTING GO to

A REAL GOD

who

always delivers on HIS PROMISES~

by

not only taking away

the weight of the burden that we insist on carrying ourselves,

but by

filling us

with a peace & a hope & a joy that transcends all understanding.

Oh I know

how excruciating it is when

GOD takes you to a deeper level in your faith

To TRUST HIM

so deeply with your

"Isaac",

yet it has been a way for me to experience

HIS PERFECT PEACE that transcends all understanding.

Who is your Isaac? What is your Isaac?

LET GO to a A REAL GOD

because

"YOU NEVER LET GO" (listen to the song below)

REAL LIFE. REAL STORY. REAL GOD.



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