Letting Go

When I was in college I took a mountaineering class over spring break that took us to the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey. An easy “A” and three P.E. credits! One of the many things we learned was rappelling. The first time you lean out backwards over the edge of the cliff, every possible alarm sounds in your head saying this is not right. Even if you try to stop, the rope stretches and you continue to lean out farther. Then you push off, slide down, and repeat until you land. I couldn’t wait to climb back up and do it again.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11

It’s one thing to put your trust in God, but to let go and completely trust Jesus, it’s like, well, stepping off that cliff backwards, times ten, or a hundred. A trust fall for Jesus. I need help with this so I did what I usually do, I Googled it. You know, like you do when you’re looking for a recipe. I was trying to find the answer, the pathway, something to show me where to go. But just like rappelling, I needed to turn around and look behind me. All I had to do was look at the path God has put me on, my life journey. Too many things jump out as “wow, what a coincidence”, which is another way of saying that was an amazing thing God did for me there. As I look at those things a feeling of contentment comes over me, I relax and I trust. I know I still have to work as hard as I can to be ready for what God has in store, but I am excited and grateful. I feel free.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  ~Romans 15:13

Terry Luce

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