Let Go And Let Me // The Weekend Brew — 41 Comments

  1. Lovely post. I enjoyed how you used the sidewalk/crevices/twigs/pebbles/leaves to illustrate so well how you feek…how we all feel at times. Thanks for the encouragement to let go!

  2. Hey Barbie and Mary … what a lovely way to wrap Sabbath up, visiting here with you both, soaking in the welcome and the grace, and saying yes and amen to those words, ‘He’s got this.’


    The pressure’s off, we breathe deep, knowing that every detail is overseen by His gracious power.

    What a wonderful Savior!

    Blessings as we head off into this week together in Christ …

  3. Beautifully stated, Mary! Too bad I can’t walk alongside you on that sidewalk. Then we could talk to one another about our amazing God in person! But I’m grateful for the chance to cheer each other on in this bloggy-land where we so often get to meet! Hugs to you, sweet friend!

  4. Mary – as others have said before me here in the comment section – I also need this reminder more each day. Why is “letting go” so difficult? And when I think I have “let go” – not always sure I have!!!

    Trusting God during what feels like a “free fall” may be the key – to just relax and feel the grace as of a feather in His hands while He takes over. Ah – yes.

    • I love the image of grace as a feather-soft to the touch, gentle and calming. Letting go is so hard for me also-I love to hold tightly to what I think is control. Blessings to you and thank you for joining us today.

  5. A message we all need over and over again, don’t we? My friend Christin Ditchfield had a new book out about Letting it Go and I look forward to reading it. His grace and strength in my weakness is something I’m beginning to love more and more. Admitting my weakness and deep need has been hard. Covered in pride & self-protection. But, oh, what a relief to let go and trust in Him! Beautiful journey today here Mary.

    • What a treat to see you here today. I appreciate your kind words and I am sure that your friend’s book will be a treasure for all. Have a blessed Sunday and upcoming week.

  6. Oh how I struggle with letting go and letting Him carry me. It is the ugly word, “unworthy”, that stares back at me in the mirror. A battle I’ve held to for more years than I care to count. My head knows The Lord gave it All for me, but my heart is still questioning, “For me?!” His Love is awesome! And a patient teacher. Thank you for this encouragement today!

    • I feel your struggle and have been there many times myself. Don’t you love how through it all He never leaves us and loves us into certainty? I am always so glad when you are here. Thank you for sharing your heart. Blessings!

    • I love how God’s word becomes part of who we are as we read it or say it to start our day, end our day or anytime in between. Calling upon God to be present in our lives opens us to all that He provides. Thank you for being here each week and for sending your encouragement.

  7. Well, maybe, but as I write this I’m in what seems to be the most serious fight of my life. In the fog of battle, I cannot see Him.

    I have to believe He’s there, and fight on, with every bit of courage, resolve, and pure filthy aggression I can muster. This is a knife-fight in a phone booth, and I am determined not to go down. The demon that’s trying to kill me from within with pain and sepsis and other things will die first, but I have to keep the knife swinging.

  8. “let me love you into certainty.” Beautiful words, Mary. I’ve been contemplating God’s answer to Paul’s prayer in 2 Cor 3:5 in light of Mark 11:24. God’s word is a treasure trove, just waiting to be mined. Happy Saturday.

    • God’s word is a treasure and it is one that we can keep mining over and over because I am learning that new nuggets of truth always are waiting. Thank you for your sweet words and for joining us her today.

  9. “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.” Mary I just love all of this, Amen and amen!

    • Thank you sweet friend! When God speaks He sends reminders constantly and these words through 2 Corinthians 12:9 would not leave me alone this week. Praying that God keeps sending reminders and we keep listening for His voice. Thank you for being here.

    • You are welcome. 2 Corinthians 12:9 has been following me and turning up everywhere this past week. There must be a reason and I am thinking I need the reminder that God’s grace is sufficient in everything not what the world would like us to believe. Thank you for being here and for your words of encouragement.

  10. Wonderful post, Mary. So loved reading this last line >> “May we all rejoice that our God is enough and will always walk each step right by our sides.” So grateful He is right there with me. Blessings!

    • As children of God we are gifted with a beautiful relationship with Him that extends a constancy and endless grace and love. I love always seeing you here and around the online block. Have a blessed weekend.

    • I’m right there with you Mary! Our enough is in God but the world too many times sways us that we need something different. Blessings for a beautiful weekend and thanks for being here.

  11. Mary, for the past year or so an important word for me has been “Let it go” or “Let go.” Part of my journey has been about learning to let go of trying to control things or feeling overly responsible and choosing to trust God instead! Blessings to you, Mary. You are a gem in God’s hands..

    • I still haven’t figured out how to let it go completely but I love how God keeps circling back to remind me. Thank you for your sweet words and for always encouraging me. Happy weekend!

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