The Grace of Letting Go

We are graspers by nature, aren’t we?

I know it doesn’t take long for me to go from a sense of thankfulness at God’s bountiful blessing (being a steward) to a sense of entitlement/possession (being an owner).

As long as I think what the Lord graciously provides is mine, mine, mine, then it’s almost impossible to let it go.

When I can remember that everything-every. single. thing.-is from His hands, entrusted to mine for a season (maybe a lifetime but maybe not) then I can release it back to the One who gave it.

The more I practice the art and grace of letting go (even when it is so very hard!), the better I become at it. ❤

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

8 thoughts on “The Grace of Letting Go”

  1. You are so right, letting go is so difficult but it’s the love we have for our sons/daughters that makes it extremely hard to let go. I don’t think I could do. sometime. I want my son back……

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    1. It IS hard. Honestly, I revisit letting go more often than I’d like to admit. But I remember that my Father knows I am made of dust and does not despise me. ❤


  2. This is a hard one for me, but I know it’s true. I lost my 23 yr old son this year and your posts have spoken much of what is in my heart. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I am so very sorry for your pain and your loss. You are in early days, dear heart. I’m not sure at all I could have even imagined trying to really let go in those weeks and months. It was a process and one I have to revisit often. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you grace and strength to hold onto hope. ❤


    2. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I lost my son 6 1/2 years ago and the heartache is still present although different. I pray for courage, forgiveness, & peace for you.


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