There is an experience Iíve had twice. They were lessons Iíll never
Theyíve taught me the most about trusting
the Lord than any lesson yet.
Ever want something so bad, that you could think of few other things?
Where you were living each day for the hope
the next new day brings?
Then, ever get to that point where you just couldnít handle it anymore?
And your hope is totally shattered. Your
heart is beaten and sore?
Well, it is good to hang on until finally your dreams come true.
For hope, hard work and persistence, can
make a hero of you.
But in some things, there comes a time when in your heart you know
that you canít do anything more and you
just have to let go.
Iíve been there twice in my life and learned this most valuable lesson
to let go and to have faith in the Lord and
leave it to His discretion.
Itís a frightening thought at first. To finally say, "I give in."
To trust in Him and that Still Small Voice
you feel down within.
Itís kinda like standing on a canyon ledge and holding onto a rope.
Then reaching out to a helping hand with
all your effort and hope.
Yet, not being able to reach that hand that offers you hope anew
and your only chance to reach it, is to
release the rope that holds you.
Then, that critical time comes when you simply can hold on no more,
and you either have to catch that hand or
fall to the canyon floor.
So with your remaining strength, you let go, lunging with all your
You reach for that out-stretched hand and
are caught and then held tight.
The Rescuer pulls you closer and closer, your dilemma becoming
Because of Him, the matter is over, and you
can finally say, "Itís finished."
From the experiences that followed those unpleasant struggles of
came a most priceless understanding; so
wonderful yet so sublime.
I learned that when I trusted in Him and let go and put my life in His
not only did He solve my dilemma, He did it
much better than I planned.
And though we try to be our own sculptors, molding ourselves our own
when we let Him be our Sculptor
...we become more than just potterís clay.