O LORD, you have searched me

and you know me.  
My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place.

When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

 your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me

were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139: 1, 15-16
What am I so worried about?  All my days are ordained by Him!  Read the rest of the chapter here…anyway…He knows what is going to happen in my life.  He has already planned it…and guess what?  He didn’t ASK me!?!?!?  No, the He knew what my life was going to be like before I was formed, so if He already knows and I am His child, WHY am I worrying about anything?  Mainly, because I am human, but I am trying to take comfort in the fact that He already knows…He already has a plan…He is in CHARGE.  And in LETTING GO – I am probably more useful to Him than if I try to hang on, than if I try to “fix it,” than if I worry and fret about it…whatever “it” is on any particular day.  So, once again, here I am trying to let go, trying to give it up, trying to allow Him to work in and through me…without having too much of ME in the picture!
Do you have a problem with this or is it unique to me only? ūüôā
This thought comes to me from Kristen Armstrong’s book work in progress An Unfinished Woman’s Guide to Grace .  In an early chapter she talks about how our confidence builds when we begin to rely on His promises…”we know we can’t make it on our own or by using our old methods, so we go to the Source.” (page 38)

Lord, you are my source, my power source, my soul source, my needs source, my everything source…please give me the grace to remember this, to let You handle things.  Please give me the grace to open up my hands, to let go, so that you can work in and through me.  Lord, please, please give me peace and comfort where Andy is concerned. He is a young adult and I have to let him be and trust that You will take care of him, I know He belongs to You.  Thank you for the beautiful day that I know will unfold before me…bless my family and those reading this…thank you, Lord.

I hope you have a great day…do you have trouble letting go?


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