Letting go of something difficult or something awful that you are going through almost feels wrong, but it is a burden you carry. It is a hurt, a weight.
We want to say “But this is really hard! Someone hear me, how bad it is, how bad it was!”
And, it is, it was.
A witness comes alongside us and holds our hand for a minute and we really feel the full import of the awful thing.
We can almost relax for those few moments, because we share the weight of it temporarily with a friend.
We might revisit it later alone.
The full weight descends on us again in the form of the question that we ask, “Why? Why did this happen to me?”
We search for the meaning of it, the why behind it, the place in our understanding of life that makes it make sense.
Deep down, we know the full import of awful can’t be handled in a day, sometimes not a year or years, but it becomes a place to linger, a defining place.
We might just get stuck there.
How long depends on us.
It might be time for you to let go of something.
You can share it with someone safe and then let it go.
I will acknowledge with you that it was awful.
Now, go outside and let the cool breeze pour all over you and take all the negative and stress, soul sucking hard times, tiring anxiety and tell them to leave you.
Do it out loud. Be authoritative. Tell them all to go.
Ask God to send you help for the pain and anxiety that has lingered.
You can let those go too.
Then, physically and mentally release all of it from your body into the breeze.
Feel the weight of it leave you.
Allow God to gently wash over you with His peace, to fill you back up with the joy of a good clean cool air day that promises better tomorrows.
Barefoot and writing,
I Peter 5:7 Cast all your cares on him, for he cares for you.
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