If you have ever had a catastrophic event happen in your life where everything was fine one day, and the next day your life was changed forever, you understand.
If you have ever loved someone with your whole heart and s/he died suddenly without warning and you lived in shock and numbness for weeks, months, or even years, you understand.
If you have ever had a friend or family member suffer with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV, or any other illness that caused an enormous amount of suffering for the patient and for the caregiver, you understand.
If you have ever had the hopes and dreams of a marriage crumble before your eyes even when you tried to do everything you could do to save it, you understand.
If you have ever put your trust in someone completely without reservation only to find out that you had been misled or lied to, you understand.
If you have ever been hungry, or without a home, or suddenly without a job, you understand.
If you are ever been so overwhelmed by debt that you could not pay your bills, you understand.
If you have ever pretended to be one type of person to the world when you were another, you understand.
And what do you understand if you have experienced any of these things?
You understand that there are times in your life when you need something or someone who is greater than yourself to get you through it. You know you simply cannot do it by yourself.
You understand there is nothing left to do except to ask a greater power than yourself, “Please God, help me through this.”
And when we understand this truth, we can ask, let it go, and trust, that somehow the strength will come, and it will.
- Let it go.
Thanks be to God.