Recently, I was coming home from an errand on the back roads and driving along 45mph, which was the speed limit. A car came right out in front of me from a side road and I had to throw on my brakes and then it slowed to 20mph. Would not even share here what was going on in my thoughts, but they were not pleasant. For about ten minutes, I drove in such misery until I noticed what I was doing! The car in front of me was just “puttering” along while I was stewing!
Proverbs 3:5 came to thought which reads, “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.” So, I just released it and claimed my joy again.
Recently, a friend of mine had once again bid on a job at Church. Once again, the bid had gone to someone else. This time, I felt some irritation and was postponing calling him with this negative news that he had not received the job.
After a couple of hours of “stewing”, I bit the bullet and called to tell him the news. When he heard, he thanked me profusely and told me another job had fallen in his lap but he would have to refuse it had he gotten the job for our Church. My heart was filled with humility as I saw that I should let go of “human will” and “Let God be God” ! I remain so humble as I see His wisdom everywhere.
Psalms 62:5 reads, “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone: my hope comes from Him.” This is true when I “Let go and let God”.