Let it Go!
Let it go! If you have small children you sweat and even cringe when you hear that phrase because of a little movie called "Frozen" that is stuck in the DVD player in the car and at home! Let's thaw out a bit and think of this in some more serious terms. Start today by learning to let go of your wounds. Lies, broken promises, conflict, and betrayal are a few of the things that wound us emotionally. Internal wounds are much more serious than external ones.
Remember falling as a kid? You don’t remember the cuts, scrapes, and bruises you got on the playground as a kid but you probably do remember the painful words that were said to you. I don't know who said that playground phrase, "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me!" That just isn't true. The names often hurt the most!
We remember emotional wounds a lot longer than physical ones. We cannot afford to keep playing the tape over and over again of the things that wounded us. We've got to let it go!
There’s a word for rehearsing a hurt over and over again in your mind – resentment. It literally means, “to cut again.” Every time you nurse an old would, you’re cutting yourself again. Now that sounds pretty stupid doesn't it?
The Bible says in Psalm 37:8 (GW), “Let go of anger and leave your rage behind. Do not be preoccupied. It only leads to evil.” When you rehearse the pain, you just reinforce and reinvent the hurt. Let it go!
This week of lighten the load, cast your cares and burdens upon the Lord and let go of things like worry, guilt and wounds. Life isn't easy but everything about it is easier with Christ!