It is not easy to let go. Trusting God is often hard. While we know that God loves us and we know He is eager and able to take care of us. We grieve our loss of control.
It is not any easier to let God save us. We want to somehow be in control. I want to believe I can change. The sad reality is I cannot. I need God. We all do. Without Jesus we truly are lost, hopeless and headed toward the day of our death. But Jesus has saved us and has us “In His Grip.” Yet, I still do not want to let go.
I believe that we will all struggle with that until the day we die. It is the root of sin. Until we see the fullness of God’s glory and we are standing in His presence only then will our faith be complete. In the mean time we need constant reassurance of his grace and the completeness of our Salvation. The difference is that once we are in Glory we will be with Him and in his presence we will have no doubt and no fear.
But here on earth we wander from Him. When we do we see all the evil around us and we want to fix it. We get so fixated on it and shielding ourselves from it we lose sight of Him. That is why he has given us His Word and His Church. He calls us to come into His presence and dwell with Him, to hear Him speak His Word and His Grace to us. He calls us to be His hands and mouth to speak His Word of reconciliation to each other. He calls us to wrap each other in His presence by the power of His Word in us.
So I invite you to come often and dwell in His presence. To hear Him say to you:”It is finished.” and, “I am with you always.” Because it is there in His presence He empowers us to trust Him and let go.