• janinekenkat

Let Go and Trust God

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

Picture this…an apple hanging on a tree branch. At first, the wind is calm, and it is hanging securely. But after a while, the wind picks up, and the apple starts to rock. The wind gets stronger and stronger, until the apple is rocking violently. And then, there is a voice…How much do I have to blow before you let go?

This is a recurrent vision that I have had over the past few years. It is a picture of the happenings in my life, and the way that the Lord was speaking to me. I was in a particular situation where I knew that it was time to go, but I was doing all that I could to hold on and stay. Circumstance after circumstance happened, further showing me that it was time to let go, but still, I didn’t move. And the reason? Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of loss of security. Fear of loss of control.

If you know me, you know that I like to be in control. I like to know things. I like to have all of my I’s dotted and t’s crossed. Before I step out, I need to know as much as I can, so I can have everything all planned. I leave nothing to chance. I am hearing a lot of “I’s” here right now. Sort of sounds like pride, but I digress…

Well, God was telling me otherwise. I was not in control, He was. I was trying to pray against His will. It was time to go, and I was to trust Him as I moved. I thought I knew what faith was, I thought I was walking in faith, but this was a whole different level. Truly, this was faith, and not sight.

But, I did it. Finally, I stepped out of my proverbial boat. I walked on water towards Jesus, and He held me up. He continues to do so. It is so freeing. It is so peaceful. There is no more fear. He has more than provided, as my Jehovah-Jireh. He is my Jehovah-Shalom (Peace). And He is Jehovah-Shammah (always with me; He’s always there).

It’s amazing what you come to learn about the Lord, when you only let go, and trust yourself into His hand. This little apple finally let go, and you know what, she didn’t fall to the ground. As soon as she did, the apple turned into an eagle, and flew away into the sky. She is now soaring, and so will you. Let go, and trust God.

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