Sunday, October 4, 2009

Letting Go


Proverbs 3:3-7 says:

3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.

So why do I find it so difficult to heed those God-breathed words sometimes? Because even though I know better, I stubbornly want to believe that I know what I'm doing. That I'm in control. I smile as I type those words, knowing what a ridiculous statement that is.


Lord, forgive me for thinking I know better. I'm still struggling to simply let go.




I've been holding on so tight
Look at these knuckles
They've gone white
I'm fighting for who I wanna be
I'm just trying to find security

But You say let it go, You say let it go
You say life is waiting for the one's who lose control
You say you will be, everything I need
You said if I lose my life it's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go.

Well it's hard enough to hear
Harder still, to move beyond this fear
We know there's nothing I can bring,
So tell me what do you want from me?

But You say let it go, You say let it go
You say life is waiting for the one's who lose control
You say You will be, everything I need
You said if I lose my life it's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go, You say let it go

What do I love?
What do I hate?
What will I lose?
What will I gain?
How do I save my soul?
What if I bend?
What if I break?
What will it cost?
What will it take?
For you to save my soul.

You say let it go, You say let it go
You say life is waiting for the one's who lose control
You say You will be, everything I need
You said if I lose my life it's then I'll find my soul

You say let it go, You say let it go
You say life is waiting for the one's who lose control
You say you will be, everything I need
You said if I lose my life it's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go, You say let it go

2 comments:

Bridget Chumbley said...

This was my church today since I'm too blah to leave the house. It was exactly what I needed to hear...thank you!

Billy Coffey said...

I'll echo Bridget here. I missed church, too. But as I was blessed enough to read this, I don't think God will hold it against me. I SO needed these words.