Let Go and Trust

Seek His Face

You reach a certain level of peace in life and then the Lord decides it is time once against for the fiery furnace and opposition, trials, struggles and/or heartache come your way.  (side note…I don’t believe God causes the trials, struggles, opposition and heartaches in our lives but I believe He allows them and He will cause them to work together for our good…if we will let go and trust in Him. )  During this season growth “should” occur.  We may slip, fall or stumble through it but we should be standing firm in the promises of God and walking through it peacefully, not doubting, not swayed, not fearful, not angry….knowing that God causes everything to work together for the good (Romans 8:28).

Spiritual growth is hard.  Trust me I know! Just because I have overcome so much in my life doesn’t mean I don’t have hard times that test my faith.  I still have times in the fiery furnace.  I still have seasons in my life that are hard but I continue to learn, only through life experiences, that going through the fires of life are so much easier if I truly let go and trust in God.  I refuse to walk through life defeated, fearful in anyway, angry, offended, bitter, depressed….any of these negative emotions.  I do believe, in the midst of the fires of life, that these emotions will surface but I also believe, that in the midst of the tornado of emotions in my heart and mind, that I have a choice….a very important choice.  I can choose to let go and trust.  I can choose to seek after the Lord with all that I am for strength, peace, wisdom, clarity or anything I need to press on or I can choose to go through it on my own strength and fall under the weight of the trial.

Choose to be still, let the weight of the burden fall at God’s feet, stay in His presence until you are filled up to overflowing so you can move forward.  Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).  I know that if I choose to do this then I will press on in His strength.  I will keep my focus on the Lord.  I will trust in His plan for me.  I will not fall under the trial.  I will have peace of mind and heart as I know that God has got it all in His hands and in His timing.

Below are 2 powerful verses that always speak deeply to my heart and encourage me during hard times:

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.  Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.  But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.  James 1:2-4 (AMP)

Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.  And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.  Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.  Romans 5:3-5 (AMP)

I feel that the greatest attack on our lives is to keep us so busy, so distracted, so caught up in things of this world, so focused on our problems…. that we don’t take the much needed time to seek God’s presence…to get filled up to overflowing.   That is exactly what satan wants.  He knows if he can keep us busy and distracted that the joy of the Lord….which is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10)….will literally not exist within us, therefore it will not be flowing out of us for the cause of Christ.

Are you struggling through your struggles or do you know someone that is?   Then I encourage you to look into getting my book Living Still for yourself or someone that you love.  I am confident it will inspired you greatly and will help  you to move forward in your journey….more peaceful.

Be Love Give Love~Abby


About the Author


Abby Lewis has a degree in Health and Wellness and her massage therapy license. She is the author of Living Still and producer of A Breath~in Stillness. Her life’s work is to passionately encourage others to experience transformation of spirit, mind and body by learning to practice “living still.”


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