Day 20: Simply Let Go
Lay it down.
Whatever weighs you down,
Who not only wants to carry your extra weight,
but carry you.
DO YOU BELIEVE IT?
Are you having a hard time
of that one thing that you just won't let go?
Abraham had to
with something that he loved beyond himself~
His little boy Isaac
who was a miracle born to Sarah & him 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 image what Abraham was thinking
as I know what I would be~
Not my child.
Not the one that you gave me".
But GOD said,
So Abraham made the choice to
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,
“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).
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 into faith~
whom he loved
HIS ways are not our ways
HIS ways are not to destroy and hurt us.
GOD just wants our ALL~
of all our "Isaacs".
They come in all different shapes and sizes~
whom we love beyond comprehension~
whether they hurt you
they are a prodigal
they are no longer here~
yet your heart remains so heavy
like a burdensome weight
that you just can't
We can hold on tightly & GOD will allow us to,
but what HE really desires is for us to
"with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength" (Deuteronomy 6:4)
GOD so loves us beyond our comprehension &
HE knows what it feels like
HE had to
LET GO of HIS most Prized Possession
HIS SON JESUS
who also said~
“You shall love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment." (Matthew 22: 37-38).
Oh how when we love something or someone so much
that we just can't
But boy oh boy
the moment we place our
on the chopping block~
GOD who loves us with
HIS whole heart, soul and mind~
HE not only takes away
the weight of the burden that we insist on carrying ourselves
HE fills 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
It has been a way for me to experience
"how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is" (Ephesians 3:18)
And HE isn't done with me yet.
Who is your Isaac? What is your Isaac?
SIMPLY LET GO
to the ONE
who is always
"FAITHFUL" (listen to the song below)