Let it Go.
Main Scripture: Isaiah 41:13
The title of today’s devotion is also the title of one of my favorite Disney movies (Frozen). Side note: Don’t worry students next week I will release our online Disney Bracket so that we can vote on which one is the “Best” Disney movie! But the famous phrase in that well known Disney movie is also a biblical concept. It’s the concept of letting Go, and Letting God. This is something I really struggle with in all transparency. Letting Go in spiritual terms simply means laying our burdens down. But what does laying our burdens down really look like?
Laying our burdens down is not worrying, not stressing and not becoming anxious. Instead it is having complete trust and faith in God. When we do exercise this faith we will feel the peace of God. It’s a gift from Him. One of our students during our ZOOM meeting this week reminded me that the peace of God is where we need to find our rest. Not in the hustle and bustle of life. Even in quarantine life is still busy, temptation is still around and Sin is still Sin. So what do we do in order to “Let It Go”? Whatever the “It” may be for you? Isaiah 41:13 will be of some help to this question I believe.
“For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
I am the one who helps you.”-Isaiah 41:13 ESV
As your Student Minister if I could recommend a verse of scripture to memorize during this time it would be Isaiah 41:13. Even when the corona pandemic is long past us, this verse and the truth that it presents will still remain in your life. I challenge you today, sometime during this Saturday to take time. Pray through this verse, ask God to show you what he wants you to take from it then memorize it!
What I love is that it clearly states that God holds our hand. He’s with us, he’s not going to let us go. But we need to Let Go of the worldly things that we hold on to! Letting Go is hard for me! I love to hang on to worry, fear, anger and all sorts of sins! If you are a human being, then you are in the same category as me. Because we all sin and fall short of the Glory of God. The verse in Isaiah wraps up with “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” God is the one who helps us. No matter what day or time of night that you call out to him, I promise you that he hears you. When I think of this devotion and the concept of letting go, I am reminded of a song that we have song many times together as a youth group during our Wednesday night services.
I want to encourage us today to be who God says we are in His word. To let go of all the things that we hold onto. I know for me, this is something I desperately need to work on to take my relationship with Christ to the next level. What about you? What do you need to let go in your life today to get deeper in your walk with Christ? Better yet, what are you holding onto today that you need to let go of?
Let’s let Go, and Let God.
Love and Blessings,
Transformed Student Ministry