Let Go


Let Go, dear one.

Your head and heart are clenched tight


You think that you will be shielded by your bravery


But you are shut

Like a door without a handle


And you long to be out where you can breathe

Where God meets you in your pain

And those closest to you listen


And you don’t feel numb from self-protection

And you don’t have to be brave in yourself


You are free.


Let go


…of pleasing the critical

…of criticizing yourself

….of fear

…of control

…of your tender but guarded heart


God will be there when you open the door


He always is


He wants you open, not shut


….to experience life

…to try new things

…to love and be loved

…to rest in Him

…to have His unmistakeable joy


Let go, dear one.

He is your shield.

– Susie Stewart


“The Lord is my Strength and Shield.  I trust Him with all my heart.  He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”

Psalm 28:7 (NLT)

8 thoughts on “Let Go

  1. Susie, these are such good words for me! With a 16, 14 and 12 year old. I need to live by these words with their growing independence! Bless you!

  2. THANKS for these profound words, Susie. Great reminder for me to trust God more deeply & depend on others willingly as I face surgery in a month.

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