Letting Go

Moses holding up his arms during the battle, a...

Has anyone else noticed that you seem to get certain threads that come up during the day or week? I do a few different bible studies daily, and maybe it shouldnt be surprising to me, but many times even though I am reading different sections of the bible they seem to share a common theme. Today was all about letting go!

1. Exodus 18:17-18
17 Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good.18 You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone.

Moses was trying to do everything himself. He was getting burnt out by the constant demands on his leadership.  As a result his father-in-law suggested that he delegate out the day-to-day running of the court, and instead focus on bringing the people before God, and handling only the most difficult of cases.
Moses needed to let go and allow some of the capable people around him take control of the areas that didn’t need direct input.

2. 1 Peter 5:7
7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Does it get any simpler? This one verse doesn’t even talk about “when they get too much for you” or “if you have no other options”… it simply says ALL your cares. God cares for us, and he is not weighed down by our troubles, not matter how big they may seem to us. So give them to God! Let go of your troubles and let God work in your life though your circumstances.

Matthew 6:12
12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

This is of course a line out of the famous “Lords Prayer” – and something we can easily overlook. Forgiveness is us letting go. Letting go of our guilt because we have been washed clean by the precious blood of Jesus. Forgive others and let go of the bitterness that can build in your life, and thank the Lord for the forgiveness He has given you.

4. Isaiah 43:1
1  But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

The last verse in the study today is from the old testament. As a child of God we can let go of our earthly fears. He is in control, and He will take care of us.

Cheers, Joh.

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