There comes that time in life when we must learn to let certain things and people go. This can be a scary feeling. And it can be a hurtful feeling. All of us should possess that desire to be happy in life. We should all want to leave at peace. And we should all want to embrace on those things or people who add measure to your life. If something or someone isn’t adding measure to your life, it is time to let go. If something or someone, is adding more days of sadness than happiness to your life, it is time to let go. Many of us hold on due to the fact that we don’t want to start over. This feeling is completely normal. But what if God wants us to let go? God can’t show us true happiness until we let go of what causes us to be wretched. God can’t bless us with a new vehicle, home or job because we keep finding reasons to hold on to the old. God can’t bless us with that man or woman who has been designed specifically for you because you keep holding on to relationships that are raping your spirit. In order to let go, you must find a resting place in God. This resting place provides an assurance that you will need to embrace. It is an assurance that God knows what is best for you. He knows who is best for you. He knows when to give it to you. He knows your needs, my needs and the needs of others. Yes, it hurts to let go of things and people that are so familiar to us. But sometimes what we want isn’t what we need. And sometimes what we need can pass us by if we don’t allow God to take lead. When you make the choice to let go, also make the choice to release it all into God’s care. And the great thing about God is that when you release all into His care, He takes what you give him but He never lets go of your hand. Security lies in God’s hands. All we need to do is let go and let Him. Yes, it is hard. Yes, you may cry. Yes, others may mock you. Yes, you may feel alone. But remember, God is easy….God dries your tears…God comforts you….and God will never leave you. “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD” (Psalm 89:15 NIV). Be Blessed. – S.L.M.