Let Go

This was posted in a group this evening. I read it and realized how applicable it was to any situation where there is a break in the relationship. It may be your spouse, your son or daughter, a grandchild, mother, father, sister, brother—or it may simply be a fractured friendship; whatever the situation you are struggling with—God is saying, Let Go and Let Me take care of the person, the situation, you. It really spoke to me in several areas of my life, both past and present.

A letter from God

You want to hear from Me about letting your son go. You are not abandoning him, as much as it may feel like it. You are simply transferring his wellbeing from your care to Mine.

It was never My intention for you to direct, guide, and control his life. That is My role. Yours in the beginning was to love him, protect him, and teach him. You’ve done that. He was never yours to keep.

To have peace, you must let him go. Your stubborn self-will only gets in the way of the plans I have for him.

I know it is not your intention to interfere, but you are. You arenot all-wise and all-powerful. You cannot remove his disease. You cannot love him to wellness. Only I can do that.

You must trust that I care for your son’s wellbeing. You must trust that I love him more than your humanly love. My thoughts, My ways, My plans are bigger than you can comprehend. Your lives are so short, yet you waste so much in worry and fear.

Yes, your son may cut his life short. That is not My intention, but it is his choice. He must trust Me also, and seek to have a relationship with Me. Only then can I work in his life. I will not force Myself on him or you. I am more than willing to be involved in your lives, but only to the degree you let Me. We both know what a struggle trusting Me has been for you.

You can’t make it any easier for your son to trust Me. He has to find Me on his own, and he’s doing that to the best of his ability. Let him do that. Get out of the way. Love him as My child, the way I love you. But let him go so that he can be himself, whoever that may be.

We’re in this together. You can come to Me anytime to tell Me your worries and concerns. I’ll listen. I always have. But I may choose to be silent. That’s My way of stretching you and growing you.

I know you love your son, and I love you for that. But ultimately, he is My child, and I know what’s best for him. Entrust him to Me and you will grow. You will find the peace you want. You have so much in your own life to focus on. Focus on growing yourself, and let Me worry about your son.

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I have learned

I have learned to make every effort no to over-react to actions or statements made by others.
I have learned that I’m not responsible for the choices other people make, even though they want to blame me.

I have learned that what others think of me is absolutely none of my business. I can’t control their thoughts or actions.

I have learned to let go of the things I have done in the past as well as the things others have done—whether to me or simply to themselves.

I have learned to do the best I can to keep my focus on me and my relationship with God and not on others and their relationship with God.

I have learned that while ‘I have learned’ these things, I sometimes stumble and fall.

But I have also learned that with God all things are possible.

Thank you, God.