Let go (of what?) and let God

letting goDo you ever wonder what people mean when they tell us, “Let go and let God”?  What are they suggesting we “let go” of?  To me the phrase has become a cliché. Well-meaning folks offer the words as meager consolation. The speaker relegates the sufferer’s dilemma to a problem for God to handle. It seems to be more for the speaker than the sufferer. The speaker can walk away patting themselves on the back for having ministered to a hurting soul and offering them a quick fix for their problem.

While God is capable of solving problems, the phrase seems to indicate that before we “let” God handle it, we have to “let go”. But “let go” of what?

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Thank you, and have a blessed day!

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6 thoughts on “Let go (of what?) and let God

  1. Steven, I tried to respond to your latest post regarding this subject, and your basic program inserted an ad into the display of its window. I don’t know what control you haveover such functions, but I don’t want to have to mess with ads when I’m trying to read and respond to someone’s blog. Please do what you have to do to eliminate thisproblem or I probably won’t be going to your blog much any more. Bob Sherbondy

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    • Bob,
      Thank you for your comment. I regret that the random ad appeared when you read my post. First, thank you for reading it. Second, I blog on a free WordPress blog site. WordPress displays a box on some of my posts that says,

      “Occasionally, some of your visitors may see an advertisement here. You can hide these ads completely by upgrading to one of our paid plans.”

      Thinking back, I can’t recall anyone ever having If an occasional ad bothers you, then you’ll have to do what you have to do.
      I simply can not afford a paid blogging plan at this time. Thinking back over several years, I can’t recall any of my readers bothered by an occasional ad to the point that they contemplated not reading my blog again. If an occasional ad bothers you, you’ll have to do what you think is best. May God richly bless you and your ministry.

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  2. How often in the New Testament did Jesus, who clearly understood what each person needed, asked that person what he or she wanted him to do for them? ASK, SEEK, KNOCK…not “let go” and “let God”…just saying…

    Excellent question, Steven!

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