Let Go My Soul.

So let go my soul and trust in Him.

Do you trust Him?
I don’t mean like this wishy washy kind of trust.
I mean really trust Him.

Do you trust Him with your past?
Do you trust that He can and will heal those hurts?

This post is something that has been inspired by a dear friend of mine, who will never admit that there is a seed of bitterness and resentment in their life,but it is most certainly there.

So I’ll ask again.

Do you trust Him?
Do you trust Him enough to let go of the grudge you’re holding?

I tried to move you, but you just wouldn’t budge.
I tried to hold your hand, but you’d rather hold your grudge.

It’s so easy to let ourselves become bitter and cynical when things don’t go the way that we thought they would.
But maybe instead of blaming everyone and everything else, we need to take a long hard look in the mirror and realize that we’re the problem.
That maybe the reason why things aren’t going the way that we thought that they would is because we are too prideful to realize that we don’t have all the answers.
That our way of doing it is the wrong way of doing it.
That we made mistakes and are too arrogant to realize it.

Instead, we hold our ground that we’re in the right.
We are so quick to point the finger at everyone and everything else except for where it needs to be pointing:
Ourselves.

So we put our tail between our legs and we leave.
Whether we were asked to or go on our own, we leave.

And then comes the bitterness.
And bitterness is dangerous.

What were once healthy relationships are now so fractured, we wonder if they can ever be repaired.

I encourage you, I urge you- don’t let bitterness take root in your heart.
It is one of the hardest things to let go of.
Bitterness combined with pride never goes well.
Trust me.
I’ve spent far too much time being bitter in my life.

I pray that you would begin to let go and let God.
He is bigger than the hurts.
He is bigger than your bitterness.
He is bigger than your grudge.

Forgiveness is a beautiful thing.
Embrace that today.
Embrace Him today.

Let it be well with your soul.

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6 thoughts on “Let Go My Soul.

  1. I love that song you started this post with. We sing it a lot in church. I have been where you friend is, holding on to that bitter root and being too prideful to let go of it. It felt so amazing to finally just give it to God. There is peace in that surrender. Thank you for sharing this. There are many who need to know how powerful it is to relinquish control to the One who is sovereign no matter what.

  2. Being filled with bitterness, or anything else will never allow for the filling of the Spirit of God. We must be empty. And we don’t often admit it, but being emptied in order to be filled is scary! I pray your friend would allow herself to be emptied of her bitterness so she may experience the “full”ness of Christ! Thanks for sharing this! Saw your post over on Suzie Eller’s site and stopped by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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