Have you ever sat and watched an hourglass? I have and it is mesmerizing. Watching each fleck of sand drop into the bottom. Rushing, seeking, falling to the next place.
I am trying to hold onto sand. My thoughts, my hopes and my desires are seeping through my tightly clenched fists, and there is nothing I can do to stop it. Do I need to?
That is what I heard. Just open your hand and let it all fall.
“But why God?”
“Let go of the expectations that things should be different. Let go of the control with which you so desperately are holding onto with tightened fists. The sand is going to fall grain by grain. Of that I know for sure. Just give it to me. I will take care of things. I know the cries of your heart and I have not forgotten you. I have not forgotten your children. Let go of your stress and trying to control things. You aren’t in control anyway.
Will you let go so I can begin a new work?”
Isaiah 43:19 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
“But I don’t want to let go. What are you going to do?”
Matthew 11:28-29 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
“Rest does sound divine.” To sleep through the night without worry and stress would be wonderful.”
“I’ve got this!”
18 The Lord watches over those who obey him, those who trust in his constant love.
19He saves them from death; he keeps them alive in times of famine.
20 We put our hope in the Lord; he is our protector and our help.
21 We are glad because of him; we trust in his holy name.
22 May your constant love be with us, Lord, as we put our hope in you.
Take it all Lord.