Sunday, April 15, 2012

L is for Letting Go

"forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before..."                       Philippians 3:13 KJV

I find that the things that I clutch onto the tightest often are the things that hold me back.    Like a trapeze artist who fears letting go of the bar to take the hand of her partner;  I hang onto fear and worry. I forget to trust the One who created me,  and is waiting for me to let go.  To leave the past behind, and reach out for what lies ahead.

 So, what am I waiting for?


Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl! I understand about holding onto fear and worry. That is so me. I do a lot of praying about that one.


Jennifer Shirk said...

Me too. My biggest thing is learning to let go and trust God more too.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Susanne, thank you for sharing. I will pray for you!!

Jennifer, I have so enjoyed the book tours for your new novel (which looks so wonderful)!!

I think "learning to let go and trust God more" is my biggest thing too!!

Daisy Carter said...

One of my favorite verses about anxiety is also from Philippians!

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. - Philippians 4:6 (nasb)

Great post!

michelle said...

One of my favourite verses has always been Proverbs 3:5, which is about trusting God and not depending on one's human understanding...

Sonia Lal said...

I understand about being afraid to let go.

Sonia Lal, A to Z challenge

Cheryl Klarich said...

Daisy, thank you for the Philippians 4 scripture! I really like the nasb version, too!

Mish!! Yes! Trusting in God and NOT leaning on my own shakey understanding is a great idea!

Sonia, thank you for stopping by! Bless you!!!

Robyn Campbell said...

Love this post, Cheryl! I do trust God, I trust Yeshua, but I worry anyway. Why is that?


No more worrying. I hope.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Robyn. I think worry is our natural condition and we have to consciously look to him. Over and over.

You are an awesome woman of faith.