Brooke is a 30-something single woman who loves Jesus and is just trying to follow Him every day. She works full-time in the publishing industry as a managing editor and spends her free time making pretty things, writing and attending as many Vince Gill concerts as she can. You can follow her on Twitter (@magnolia615) and visit her blog ( http://www.magnoliagrace.blogspot.com).
A friend emailed me a prayer request today. As I read it, I couldn’t help but think of all the sadness and pain people are going through. If you allow yourself to think about it, it’s overwhelming. Honestly, it makes me feel like sitting down and saying “I give up.” The pain and the hurt and the sorrow filling this world can make even the hardest of hearts break.
It’s in those moments I remember that we’re not made for this world. It’s going to hurt and it’s going to be hard because we’re not home yet. We are weak and frail and the only way we’re going to make it through this journey is by clinging to a Savior who is so much more than we are.
In the process of clinging to Him, He’s teaching me I need to let go of things such as fears, unmet expectations, sorrows and dreams. I need to raise my hands and surrender it all to Him. But sometimes, no matter how hard I try to let go completely, I still find myself clinging to some things wanting so badly to fix them myself. But I can’t.
In my weakness, He reminds me just how much I need Him.
In my weakness, He reminds me how mighty and strong He is.
In my weakness, He reminds me of how much He loves me.
In my weakness, I surrender again and cling to Him even tighter than before.
Letting go is a process, but each time I let go of more I can cling to Him even tighter than before.
“I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.” –Psalm 63:8 (NIV)