I’m pretty sure that most people have heard this phrase throughout their life. It’s important to let things go for your own sanity sometimes, but most of the time it’s important to let things go, because God is saying give it to him.
1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxieties (cares in some versions) on him, because he cares for you”
Likewise in Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.”
Many times in our lives, we like to handle things on our own strength, especially when it comes to dealing with adversary.
Why with adversary?
Because, our human minds wants revenge against those who have wronged us. It’s just apart of that sinful nature that is within us. I’m guilty of it.
You know the verse from Romans 12:19 “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.”
It’s powerful, but it’s there to remind us that God is in charge of retribution and vengeance. More than likely, you have to be completely honest with yourself; in our own strength and mind, you may harm that person who has wronged you.
You’ve seen it in movies and tv shows, when someone has been wronged and they cast that bloodbath of revenge. TV tropes call it the roaring rampage of revenge.
It’s satisfying when that person that has wronged you gets their just deserts, but in the long run it makes you feel bad. If you’re not saved, then you may have an attack of the conscience or not at all. If you are saved, then you’ll feel a conviction from the Holy Spirit, letting you know that you were wrong.
Let it go is the step to forgiving that person or forgiveness in general. Technically, we don’t have the right to withhold forgiveness, because Christ died on the cross to pay our sin debt in full. God forgave us our sins, so why not do the same for others.
This is something that I struggle with, especially if it seems like that person just gets away with everything. It may appear that way, but God got this 100%. He sees our pain and frustration, but when he says stand down, I got this, best believe he got this.
Now, what do you do in the meantime?
Give it to the Lord and leave it there.
The entire point of letting it go is actually leaving it with him.
Sometimes, you can get over it after one prayer.
Other times, it can take multiple prayers.
Talk to him. Trust him. Leave it with him and let him show your enemies that he is God.
Psalm 105:15 says “Do not touch my anointed ones. And do my prophets no harm”
Best believe that God does not like it, when his kids are being bothered with. He as our Father sees it, knows it, and doesn’t like it. But we have to trust him to deal with it accordingly.
So, how does one let it go?
You let it go by faith. You trust that he will handle the situation according to his will, his word, and his purpose.
And when you let it go, it’s a peace that will come about that comes only from him, because you know that you’ve left it in the Master’s hands.
So, let us let it go and hand it over to the Father.
Father, thank you for your word and thank you for your protection and your shield. Thank you Father for taking our cares and handling our enemies, frustrations, and anything that is hindering us. Thank you that vengeance is yours and yours alone and I thank you in advance for handling the situation and giving us the strength and courage to let it go and leave it with you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Until next time,