Let It Go

Have you ever listened to a song that completely changed an everyday phrase?

For example, now you can barely say “Hello,” without someone breaking into song. (“It’s me. I’ve been wondering . . . ”)

You get the idea. Or what about, “Tell me what you want.” (“What you really, really want!”)

Perhaps my favorite phrase to sing is “Let It Go,” from Frozen. While Elsa’s song is quite dramatic, “let it go” is a statement that applies to multiple areas of real life.

One of the hardest things for me to “let go” is attempting to control the future. College is full of big decisions that lead to big life changes. Sometimes the world makes us feel like we should already have a 30-year life plan. Meanwhile, we’re just trying to make it through a tough semester.

Jesus has some practical advice for us. He said, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matt. 6:27 NIV).

The answer is no. We can’t. Then Jesus discusses worrying about what to wear, what to eat, and what to drink. Now if I were seriously concerned about having enough food and clothing, I would be a mess! Still, Jesus says, “For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them” (Matt. 6:32 NIV).

God knows what we need. Take a moment to think about the worries that have been burdening you lately. He knows them. He knows exactly what you need.

1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” In essence, Peter is staring at your anxiety and saying, “Let it go!” God is in control.

 

Rachel Sinclair is a student at Samford University and loves to share people’s stories. Contact her at rsinclai@samford.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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