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)

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8 Comments

  1. melissafaithbodin August 5, 2014 at 4:01 am

    So beautiful Susie! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Jessica Kigongo August 5, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Thanks Susie for sharing

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  3. Yes, Psalm 18:2, He is my Shield (Magen). Love that descriptor of God!

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  4. Thanks Susie. That is a real word from the Lord for me.

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  5. 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!

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  6. Thank you, sweet friend. How I needed this today.

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  7. 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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