Let Go, and Let God
Monday, February 15
Ashley Miller, member of RPC since 2009
Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. - Hebrews 4:14-16
During the Lenten season, I reflect upon the life of Jesus with complete amazement. Jesus Christ lived a perfect life. Despite hardships, suffering, temptations, and hate from others that ultimately led to his death, he remained strong, faithful to God, and true to himself. I often find myself asking, "How did he do it?"
Jesus truly is the only perfect person who has ever lived on Earth. I think a lot of us strive for perfection in our daily lives. We feel that we need to be the perfect wife/husband, mother/father, employee/boss, in order to be viewed by others as a "good Christian". We believe that we can control everything in our lives.
I often find myself feeling overwhelmed because of this belief. It is easy to get caught up in comparing myself to others and to feel like I don't measure up. It is easy for me to become overwhelmed by situations in my life that are beyond my control. When those feelings wash over me I am reminded of the story of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Knowing his fate, Jesus prayed to God saying, "Not my will, but yours be done." Jesus felt overwhelmed, but he chose to trust God's plan. He chose to "let go, and let God". That is hard for me to do, but it is such a relief to me when I put my faith in God and know that God is in control
God has a plan for us all. We should trust in God as Jesus trusted in God.
Dear Lord, please help me to remember that you are all-knowing, all-loving, and always in control. Amen