Letting It Go

“Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

My mind was racing… spinning… out of control. That was my problem–I had no control. No control over anything. Not anymore. (As if I ever did!)

Seriously, I should have seen this coming. My entire life has been a series of divinely appointed detours. In fact, decades ago I discovered a verse that has come to mind many times since:

“Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:13)

Still, as I walked that crooked path, I could see God’s hand in it. I could sense His presence and rejoice in what He was accomplishing.

But now…


I see problems that I desperately want to fix. So, of course, I try to fix them! That’s when they get worse. I make them worse.

But that’s okay… God doesn’t want me to fix everything. He wants me to trust Him.

A few weeks ago I was sitting on the couch, pouring my heart out to God, when a familiar verse popped into my head:

“Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

That verse had been a comfort to me many times over the years, but on this particular occasion, I found myself curious about something.

What did He mean by “be still”? Did He simply mean to be silent? I walked over to my bookshelf, pulled out my trusty Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible, and looked it up. Right smack in the middle of several Hebrew and Greek words that are all translated as still was the little Hebrew word raphah. It is translated still in only one verse: Psalm 46:10.

Raphah:  To cause to fall, let go


Let it go!


I have never been so struck by the meaning of a word.

What could I do? I dropped it. I caused it to fall. I let it go.

So what’s next?

“Be still….. and know that I am God.

It’s time to let go… and let God work.




7 thoughts on “Letting It Go

  1. I’m so happy you started your blog! I look forward to reading what God puts on your heart and trust it will be a blessing to many people.

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