“I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; Indeed my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken; Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.” Psalm 16:7-9
I can vividly remember asking God while standing on a hill in a parking lot at college is there more, is there anyone else? I was in a relationship and it wasn’t the best one for me. God did answer my prayer in many ways, but it wasn’t till about a year later. The answer was yes I have something better for you than where you are today. It felt like such a relief to be out of the relationship, and it had put a burden on the relationship between my parents and myself. It was almost an instant healing. Amazing how that happens.
Do you hold onto things too tightly? Are you afraid it’s too good to be true, you know it’s not good for you but you just can’t seem to give it up, or do you fear there is nothing better out there? We all have these moments in our lives that we need to let something or someone go but how or when do you do it?
In the passage from Psalm we see David asking God to bless him in the plans his has made, but he has asked the Lord first about those plans. We should do the same. In order to make the right choices in life we should always ask which way even if it’s not the way we want to go, and if it means giving up things we love. Sometimes it’s giving up jobs, friends, moving to different cities, etc… As long as we set the Lord before us as we move along in life we have no reason to fear when the occasion comes our way. The letting go process can be a relief for some and to others it can be heart breaking. We as believers have a unique security that God gives. He is always with us, never failing.