Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

Let It Go
Anonymous - March 12, 2016
Devotional
Let it go Elsa and Anna are very popular names in our time. You probably know the story about the two sisters. One of them has powers to make ice, and the other one just wants to play, but she gets hurt by her sisters ice power. For both of their protection, they are separated. The family then is worried, so they pack up and leave. As time fast forwards, the girls are still separated, and they only sing together through a door. Anna, the young one who got hurt, is eagerly wanting a relationship with her sister she misses because she's been alone in life. The day comes when both sisters get to see each other. A big ceremony awaits, and their worst fear has come to life: Elsa can't control herself and lets her ice powers freeze the town. As she runs away, Anna chases her and they meet again. However, we know a fairy tale and how it ends. The song we have all heard plays over and over again in the background as we envision snowflakes, icy mountains, perfection in every detail, the possibility to let it go, and even a tear or two. (Well I cried, but you can just call me Tammy.) Let it go? Let what go? Elsa is referring to the natural ability to be free, and to not let fear control her anymore. As the story ends, she is content. She is free to make ice and melt it with her love. Yet, all along, Elsa was forced to live an idle life, to just sit and live in fear, as she was not able to use her gifts naturally, to experience love and forgiveness. This reminds me of our lives. His desire for us is to be close to Him, to trust Him and to believe that His ways are better. And they are. But never the less we allow fear to lock us up and keep ourselves idle in our own dependency. We are to let our fears go and allow God to help us to overcome and walk in His plan. “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I know from experience that when I “don't let it go” I just waist time. I try to handle the emotions myself. This covers all areas of my life. From panning, to decision making, even to disagreeing, I have learned to trust in the Lord so that all my needs will be meet. And they have been. It's important to give God your heart, to let Him lead you, so that you can follow. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified...for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 When we surrender, we can be free. We come to a place in our life when we know we need help. A different direction, the path that we strayed from. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5. Don't let fear keep you hostage, too many people love and need you. You have a plan and a purpose. Just “Let it go” and be free. Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions