The cracks in the sidewalk resemble my soul, ridges and grooves mark off sections into the compartments of my life — God, family, church, work and fun.
Twigs, scattered leaves and pebbles gather to fill the crevices, much like my insecurities, weaknesses and doubt that soaks in to cloud my soul.
A journey of footsteps wearing down the familiar path traveling daily to the same places. My footsteps uncertain as they follow a path to where my heart leads them.
The sidewalk is marked by a distinct beginning and end – the destination is clear. My life leads me in circles as I follow the proverbial rainbow to track down the pot of gold.
A sound filters through the echoes of my footsteps on the pavement, distinct words float through the haze of my mind, A voice that clearly says “Let go and let me”-over and over the words repeat and my walking comes to a halt.
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The voice is relentless and eventually adds another lay of words to pull me in — I am enough! I am enough for you in your sorrow, enough in your pain, enough in your joy and enough in the uncertainties. I gave my life on a cross to give you enough – trust me with your journey – let me love you into certainty.
When my focus is cloudy and I think I know best, my eyes need to turn to Jesus. When I am weak and the world pulls me into its swirling commercialism, Jesus is my strength. When my messy stifles the air I breathe and I lack faith to let go, Jesus is the breath of life and stronghold I need.
Let go and let me, my grace is sufficient for you, my power is made strong through your weaknesses!
God’s voice breaks through the fog and I remember these words – His words …
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Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5 ESV
Each day is a new beginning clothed in God’s grace and strength. Each day I need to repeat “let go and let me, I am enough” as I face the ups and downs that will surround me. Each day my prayer should begin with “thank you God for being enough”.
This past week I was held by our Father as He gently prompted me during my quiet time that He’s got this. He takes great joy in carrying our weakness. God loves nothing more than to carry our burdens and love us through the hard and messy. May we all rejoice that our God is enough and will always walk each step right by our sides.