Let Go, Let God

I collected stories about how faith kept people moving forward and put them together as a devotional for this Lenten season. 
You can download the entire devotional here:

Kristina Therault
Pearland, TX

When I was growing up my mother would always tell me “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.” As a kid, I didn’t exactly appreciate what that particular verse meant, but as I grew older I gathered a better understanding due to life experiences.

It wasn’t always easy. I pushed forwardthrough high school, scholarship applications, two changes of majors in college, and other hurdles in life that told me “NO!”, but I insisted upon “YES!!!”

I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make my family proud. I wanted to be the best version of me that I could be. My faith gave me the strength to keep pushing towards those goals and persevere.

Fast forward about a decade, and the strength that was once easily found was getting harder and harder to muster. I would still push forward, and in most cases achieve the goal, but it felt much different than it had in the past. I began to lose my patience more easily. More often than not, my forgiveness was accompanied with “but, I won’t forget.” I began to question if I made the right decisions. I just felt weak, tired, and at times discouraged. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, or I didn’t want to admit it, but it felt as if I was losing faith.

I was on a jog one day, and a song came on by PJ Morton that stopped me in my tracks… “Let Go, and Let God”.

I couldn’t seem to fall asleep
There was so much on my mind
Searching for that peace
But the peace I could not find
So then I kneeled down to pray
Praying help me please
But then He said you don’t have to cry
Cause I’ll supply all your needs
As soon as I stop worrying,
Worrying how the story ends
I let go and I let God
Let God have His way
That’s when things start happening
When I stopped looking at back then
I let go and I let God
Let God Have His way

I found a bench to finish listening to the song, to let out a tear or two, and to be still. In that moment I was reminded to “Let Go, and Let God” and have faith that no matter what, God will continue to move me forward.

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