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Let Go and Let God


Blog Posted:5/1/2007 10:56:00 PM
I find myself being forced to face something that has subsided for a while... and I keep thinking of the phrase "Let Go and Let God." I have an anger and revenge issue. Sometimes I can just react and not think about what a better reaction would be. In general, it's gotten better. But, one situation flared up recently. I just want to "Grrrr" (yes - I do "grrr") at myself.

Christ said, "Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest..." Does that include the emotional burdens that seem to haunt us? The recurring anger, revenge, hatred, sadness, insecurity... They are all truly burdens.

Christ continues to say "...Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matt 11:28-30)."

A yoke where I can learn to be gentle and humble, so that it would heal my anger and my revenge complex? Where I would learn to be a Proverbs 31 woman, gentle yet strong? One where I can learn to express myself and not bottle up all of the issues that cause my anger and revenge?

I find myself wondering why I don't fall back on that verse more often. I can sit back and think about what I read, how I feel. Recognize that yes it hurts me, but lashing out at the person would make them happy. They thrive off of my responses. They want to see me fall into my anger to make them feel better about who they are, and less of me. I can't fall into that anymore. I am better than that. Better than their passive agressive taunting...So with that I must say:

"Let Go and Let God... and Take the Yoke of Christ to Learn and find Rest."
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  1. Date: 5/15/2008 5:18:00 AM
    Life can be difficult in general, as it is our doing to choose to make it difficult, though we say it is hard to grasp that yoke, live and walk His footprints, it truly comes down to our choice. Your writing is wonderfully faith filled and through your faith, choices and things do become easier, just don't give up. Michael

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  1. Date: 5/4/2007 9:21:00 AM
    Sometimes it seems impossible. I fight with this issue so often. The urge for some type of street justice but it doesn't solve anything. God Bless you Betty. I do believe all the crap we go through does sometimes make us stronger but I get the feeling that justice will not be served, at least not in this lifetime. Vince

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  1. Date: 5/3/2007 6:23:00 PM
    There's also counting to ten, saying the Serenity Prayer, taking a walk, etc. etc. Whatever works dear Lady. Anger never hurts the other person as much as it hurts us to experience.

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  1. Date: 5/2/2007 2:27:00 PM
    It is always easier to know how you should react, behave, etc...but far more difficult to actually do it. I give credit to you for trying to better yourself, through your faith, and/or whatever other means, and truly wish you the best. You are certainly not alone with having to deal with issues like these. Thanks so much for sharing. Love, Sharon.

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Let Go and Let God
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