This is something that I have struggled with all my life. The concept of letting go. Honestly just letting is go and giving it up to God. I am sure I am not alone in this. I have always been the one to think that I can do it myself. I don’t need anyone, or anything to help me through ___________ insert whatever scenario here. Well, yeah, how does that work out? For me, not very good… in the end….
We don’t have to look any further than the one and only Jesus himself. Yet, time and time again, we decide we don’t need him, until the next tragedy comes along. Yeah, well, this is how I explain what we really need to do. Everyone of us have been in a car with someone at some point in time. As the passenger, we are at the mercy of the person behind the wheel. We literally have to give control up to this person. Why is it that we can do that so willingly, for some of us on a daily basis, but we cant give that up to God. Sounds pretty crazy to me, when you get down to it. I mean, what gall and self righteousness we must have to think we are better than the one who created us.
In the Gospel of Mark, it is written in Chapter 15, Verse 21 “They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.” Now, this is one of the most powerful statements that can be made. Even at the time of greatest sorrow, God found a way to send a positive message. The message of no matter what, in your time of need, someone is always there to help carry your cross.
No matter what, we all have to surrender, let go, and give our troubles and lives up to a higher power. Let someone else help carry the cross. And who better to do this, than our Savior, Jesus Christ, the one who reigns forever, with the Father, and Holy Spirit. So powerful and hopeful, so, it still is a wonder how easily we forget this.
I will end it with this, Heavenly Father, please guide us to remember that we should all give everything up to you, in our times of great sorrow, and in our times of greatest joy. Help us to let us be the passenger in your vehicle while we travel with you. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.