The Phrase Let Go, Let God Drowned My Soul

I was in either High School or College when I heard the phrase Let Go, Let God. It stung my heart to hear that since I couldn’t let go of my depression, anxiety, or problems that meant I didn’t trust God enough. Over the years I have learned to accept that I can still trust God THROUGH my depression, anxiety, and problems. Those things do not need to be absent in order to still have faith. I quote this next verse I am going to put on here often.  2 Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” Even if we are faithless God is still faithful because He is a faithful God. He also is a God of understanding. Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.”

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4 thoughts on “The Phrase Let Go, Let God Drowned My Soul

  1. Yes. There can be such shame around that command to “let go” — like you said, somehow pointing to a lack of faith if you can’t manage it. Perhaps letting go as a posture rather than an event? I don’t know. Love the way you continue to lean on God. Lovely.

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  2. I think you do here what it “should” mean to let go and let God: search through the scriptures and wrangle your life to conform once you know what that should look like. Except, what should that look like?! It’s never easy, but always worth it, to learn of God and trust that he knows, allows, and comes with us through our tough stuff offering hope and compassion and his presence. Good stuff here.

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  3. SO true that this well-meaning phrase can be a guilt trap rather than freeing. I love that verse reminding us of God’s faithfulness.

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