Monday, May 20, 2013


Sometimes there are things in life that we need to let go.

Maybe it's something that has a tight grip on us.

Maybe it's something that we have a tight grip on.  Something that has been part of us...our desires, our hopes, our dreams...something that makes us who we are...and we don't want to let it go.  Even if clinging to it is risky to others and to ourselves.

Eventually letting it go would happen on it's own, but we cling to it for as long as we possibly can.

Sort of like a fraying rope...

There are only a few strands left holding it all together.

If you wait, the rope will eventually break on it's own.

But sometimes you need to cut those few remaining strands earlier than you want.  You need to be ready to "let go" of whatever it is...thoughts, ideas, dreams, one more chance...

This week I will be letting go of something that I should have let go of almost ten years ago.

But it's time.

I am not one to ask for prayers for myself.  My prayer requests are for my husband, my children and our family...for other family members and friends.  Most of the time if there is something I need to take to God, I take it to God myself and try not to burden others with requests to pray specifically for me.

But this time, I'm going to ask.

I'm asking for prayers of comfort, of closure, of peace.

Prayers of strength to realize that letting go will not make me "less" and that my heart will only open wider to enable it to hold "more."

The blessings I have received in my life have been more than I could have possibly dreamed of.  These blessings will only multiply in years to come.  One more, added to one more, added to one more...and so on, and so on, and so on.

Those blessings will not disappear when I "let go and let God."

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. 
Psalms 139:14

Wishing you a peaceFULLYsimple day.


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