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5 Ways to Let Go and Let God

Let Go and Let God

Let Go and Let God

5 Ways to Let Go and Let God

1. Stop Trying to figure it out

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

This is one of the most popular and most quoted book in the Bible, however, when we find ourselves going through trying times (I will speak for myself), I tend to forget all about this scripture. The Lord tells us clearly not to lean (stand on) our own understanding. We are to let go and let God handle it.

Why? Because “…Our thoughts are not God’s thoughts, Nor are our ways His ways.”  – Isaiah 55:8

God knows exactly what He is doing and as Christians we should be able to trust Him no matter how grim the situation may look. Remember Lazarus was dead for days but he still arose at the voice of God. Your situation can do the same thing when you let go and let God .

2. Cast it to God

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 

I have a bad habit of praying and then asking myself “what should I do”. When you are so used to being in control it’s hard to let something go. The word cast means to simply “release”. When you cast your cares, you are releasing it from your hands (your ability and strength) to God’s hands with omnipotent power.

When you understand how much God loves and cares for you, then you will have no problem letting it go because you know it’s in more than capable hands.

3. After you pray, Praise!

“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” – Matthew 21:22

Most times we don’t receive what we ask for because we don’t simply believe God. The key to letting go of things we cannot control is having the faith in God that once we pray to Him we literally give it to Him. It is out of your hand (control) and in the God’s hands (control). Let go and let God do the rest.

An automatic burden should be lifted from you once you let go and a praise to God should arise in your spirit because you know He is in control.

4. Know that God is in control

 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

After you cast your cares, pray and praise God, you can rest assured that He is now working everything out for your good! You may never understand what or why something has happened to you, but you can rest assured that in some way, shape, or form God is turning it around in your favor.

God loves and cares about you with an everlasting love. Any father who loves their child with an everlasting love, will always have their best interest at heart. When your heart is placed in the hands of God, He doesn’t abuse it, He protects it. Once you let go and let God , He will turn it around for our good.

5. God’s got you covered

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.“- Psalms 84:11 

We as Christians are one of the most blessed people on this planet. We pray to a God who is also our Heavenly Father. He loves us so much that he won’t withhold any good thing from us. Even if this doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment, we should let go and let God work it out.

Look back for a moment at that old boyfriend or crush that you thought was everything but treated you badly. Aren’t you glad God took you out of that situation looking back years later?

Even though we may hurt for a moment, trust that God sees past your moment and sees your lifetime. He knows what’s best for you. Just let go and let God handle it!

Saviela E. Thorne

Saviela E. Thorne

Saviela is the author of "Seasons of a Woman's Life: Devotionals to Empower Women to Become Overcomers". She loves to encourage and empower women through her life experiences.
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58 Comments

  1. Evan Nelo

    May 29, 2017 at 10:40 am

    True.

  2. Sophia Garcia

    May 29, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Breanna Shelmire

  3. Joan Rose

    May 29, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Amen!! God is so good. His timing is always perfect!❤❤❤❤

  4. Cindy Jo Fisher

    May 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm

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  5. Wymxed Iris

    May 28, 2017 at 4:04 pm

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  6. Dawn Durst Demeulenaere

    May 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you

  7. Valerie Darlene Childress

    May 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    That is soooooo true.

  8. Fiona Payne

    May 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Hallelujah Amen

  9. Cathy M Rickard Spencer

    May 28, 2017 at 9:38 am

    ~The grace of God.~

  10. Impo Mochudi

    May 28, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Amen! let go and let God

  11. Luyanda Getty Gumede

    May 28, 2017 at 6:20 am

    That true Amen

  12. Kia M Cannon

    May 28, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Wow I really need to read this letting go and let God

  13. Rebecca Burgess

    May 28, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Yes. Praise God

  14. Mary Willis Bailey

    May 28, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Amen. Somethings only God can fix! I trust Him! Psalm 125!

  15. Antwonette Simpson

    May 28, 2017 at 3:18 am

    I’m so glad this was written, I needed this tonight.

  16. Renee Sharper

    May 28, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Perfect timing

  17. Vivience Lee

    May 28, 2017 at 3:15 am

    It is so true to live within God’s Grace And Blessing, Just Trust Him

  18. DeAnna Beverly

    May 28, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Anita Harris Crise

  19. Tebitha Musarurwa

    May 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Zanele Makombe

  20. Katherine Perkins

    May 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Grateful for the blessings of giving back to our community. Reunifying families and helpings teens grow and be productive. I’m forever grateful for favor over my life and my discernment gift. I would have never known GOD would have had favor over my life and blessed me this far. I don’t know who prayed for me over my lifetime but the prayers manifested and here I am favored. If I didn’t change my life I don’t know what my direction would have been. GOD is real and he reward

  21. SoFresh McPuffin

    May 4, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Right on time!

  22. Rowena Labarejos Radam

    May 3, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Vian Rose Lagunoy Bascao

  23. Cathy Ume

    May 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Amen. Thank you Jesus Christ. I trust and hope in you Lord for my family’s everyday living.

  24. Kuda Ethel Nyambauro

    May 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Pule Makhanda ♥

  25. Lena Maurukira

    May 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Amen l believe

  26. Mocha Williams

    May 3, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Amen!

  27. Donna Hutchinson

    May 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks I needed this reminder.

  28. Nuggets Darbouze

    May 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Excellent insight and wisdom with bible verses to reference and most importantly we as the children of The Most High God who is also Our Heavenly Father have assurances that he is working EVERYTHING FOR OUR GOOD!!!!

  29. Krystle Keys

    May 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

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  30. Andi Krotzer Mize

    May 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Carrie Jones Mize perfect timing God is so Good

  31. Nina Graves

    May 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I needed this today! I am such a control freak and this pops in my head all the time. Lord, thank you for confirmation!

  32. Terisa Lewis

    May 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    All praises to God our Father, in the name of Jesus, Amen

  33. Ashley Fretz

    May 3, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Richie Fretz

  34. Vickie Tillman

    May 3, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Praise God!

  35. Tarrow Black Ervin

    May 3, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Amen!!

  36. Karrie Ruda Millershaski

    May 3, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Hannah Millershaski.

  37. Annemarie Danieu

    May 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Just when my situation….health…looks at its darkest…He reminds me to trust and give it to Him. I need to just close my eyes and rest in Him.

  38. Winnie Calvert

    May 3, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Amen and amen

  39. Kim Colclough

    May 3, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Lia Wilkins

    • Lia Wilkins

      May 3, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      I so needed this today. It’s been a rough couple of days. ❤

    • Kim Colclough

      May 3, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Aww, I’m sorry to hear that. I’m here if you need me.

    • Lia Wilkins

      May 3, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you…

  40. Frances Jones

    May 3, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Yes Lord this is so very True.Thank you Lord.Amen.

  41. Alice Davis

    May 3, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Gods got it,let him have it. Amen!!

  42. Pamela Grady

    May 3, 2017 at 7:54 am

    These were my thoughts before going to sleep last night… how do l let go and let God, and now I see this post!!!

  43. Odessa Layne

    May 3, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Letting go..and letting God…

  44. Bridgette Washington

    May 3, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Amen

  45. Bev Escott

    May 3, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Chloe Escott brilliant! love you ❤️❤️

  46. Stella Cheeks

    May 3, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Amen.

  47. Terry Daley

    May 3, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  48. Cora Smith

    May 3, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Amen

  49. Dorothy Green

    May 3, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Amen

  50. Chinyere Pamela

    May 3, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Done

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    May 3, 2017 at 6:56 am

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    May 3, 2017 at 6:55 am

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  54. Diane Ada

    May 3, 2017 at 6:54 am

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