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).
Letting go of loved ones, letting go of dreams, letting go of expectations, letting go of relationships ... sometimes all life feels like is a series of letting go.
I'm not good at letting go. I tend to hold on ... tightly ... to things and people I love. It breaks my heart when relationships end, when a chance for a dream to come true fails, when I have to say goodbye to someone I love, when life as I know it changes.
I forget that this life isn't mine---nothing I have is mine; it's all God's. And, He asks me to stand here with my hands open wide ready to give up anything and everything for Him.
Most of the time when I'm asked to let go, I do it kicking and screaming.
Amid my struggle, I hear Him whisper ... hold onto Me, I am your Constant, I am your Rock, I am the One who will never leave or change. You never have to let go of Me for I will never let go of you.
How grateful I am for that truth.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. ~Psalm 19:14 (NIV)