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Learning How To Let Go and Let God

The bible teaches us to “cast all your cares upon me”….

Realistically, how many of us actually do this “without” trying to fix the situation ourselves? I would estimate a very low percentage. Learning to “let go” and “let God” is not as easy as it sounds, however, the bible reassures us to …”Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Ps 55:22 and “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

let-go-let-GODFor example let’s consider Job’s trials. Job said: “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.” Job 13:15 KJV

The taunting, “Worry Syndrome”

I pose the question, if you’re in constant turmoil and worrying, why do you pray? Is it just something you do because it’s tradition? Or, do you truly seek God for peace and understanding? Forming a “real” relationship with God provides a sense of security, revelation knowledge and mostly, “a peace that surpasseth all understanding.”

The bible says to delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Ps 37:4) What we should understand mostly from this passage is the fact that there is a process of learning just how to “delight yourself in God.”

Are you willing to go through the process? If so, here are a few suggestions to get you started on your blessed journey: Pray and sincerely ask the Holy Spirit to order your footsteps as you prepare to read God’s words.

  1. Clear your mind of all self-thoughts of how you “think” it should be. (As Paul stated to the Corinthians in 1 Corin 14:36; “Do you think that the knowledge of God’s word begins and ends with you Corinthians? Well, you are mistaken!”)
  2. Be prepared to push your way through negative temptations of things like, “I don’t understand what I’m reading” or “this doesn’t make any sense” or “I don’t have time to read” or “every time I try to read the bible, I get sleepy” (well, perhaps you do but, understand that the enemy doesn’t want you to read it, speak boldly and declare the good works of the Lord that you have already conquered the enemy and you’re on your way to a victorious life in Jesus Christ!) and continue to read. (Ref: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Matt 26:41)
  3. Make it a point to read at least 3 scriptures per day. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to place these readings in your spirit so that when it’s time for you to use them, He will bring them back to remembrance.
  4. Don’t “try” so hard. God knows your heart. A sincere heart towards Him will produce results.
  5. STOP stressing. When you find yourself going to a place of stress, having tantrums or rebellious actions – STOP and ask yourself, “what do I look like to God right now?” Did you know that God knows what our needs are long before we do? Let go and let Him do what He promises all throughout His message. BUT, if you feel you must continue through a tantrum, afterwards, repent (ask for forgiveness), shake the dust and renew your mind to the will of God. Note: “Discouragement, depression, and self-pity are the result of problems and adversity for some. For others, problems are a challenge and help bring about faith, trust and victory.” 1
  6. Be willing to go through your storm! Pick up your cross and humbly carry it to its destination! God is able to use us for His glory when we’re willing to pursue the purpose He intended for us long ago.
  7. Place yourself in environments and with people that are positive and encouraging.
  8. Instead of the “me, oh my” syndrome, with a sincere heart, pray for others.
  9. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to your own understanding.”

Faith is the substance of things hoped for...Did you know that doubt and faith cannot exist in the same body? For example, have you ever found yourself in a conversation saying, “I know I should be stronger than this, oh yes I have faith BUT, I’m human too, and sometimes it just gets too hard.”? The mind can sometimes be our worst weapon against self; however, the fact that we can dismiss negativity by adding positives allows us to be over comers! It is unwise (and impossible) to seek the Lord through “worldly” eyes. God is a spirit and the bible informs that we must seek Him in spirit and in truth.

Larry Burkett once said, “as Christians we are admonished to be over comers, all you need to do is ask the Lord to help you.” Scripture reference: 1 John 5:5; “Who is the one that overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

What a message of reassurance, Amen?

The bible is filled with such reassurance that all we have to do is trust God, know the word for yourself and to “let go and let God” do what He purposed for your life long ago.

© 2005-2014 Regina Baker

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45 Responses to “Learning How To Let Go and Let God”

  • Jackie says:

    I have been worrying myself to pieces. I am in love with a wonderful man. We have been dating for 2 months now. Things have gone smoothly. A friend was interested in him but that situation was taken care of by a lot of prayers on my part.He has told me that he wants to take it slow. That is fine with me. He said we would know when we got there and we sould know for sure.I agree with him. I can’t seem to stop worrying about what if? What if this is not God’s Will. It seems to me that it is God’s Will. His wife died 2 years ago. I think he is feeling guilty and maybe a little scared. He was really going fast in this relationship and I think he realized he needed to slow down. He said it would kill him if he hurt me. I never worried before about having someone in my life. I told God to send me someone if he wanted me to have a husband. I feel that God sent this man to me. I just need to stop worrying about what if. What if will probably never happen. I agree with you that we need to let go and let God. I just don’t know how.I have cried until I can’t cry anymore. I pray all of the time and read God’s word. I need some peace.

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    let2011go
    Twitter: letgoletgodbook
    Reply:

    So if you know that God sent you this man, why are you worried? Why are you crying? You’ve only been dating for two months.

    The bible says to be anxious for nothing but by prayer, and supplication to make your requests known to God. I suggest that you do that, then leave it with God. Don’t go back and pick it up and try to fix it, rush it or anything else. Enjoy your friendship, get to know him as he is. Take your time. I pray God’s leading and guidance for you.

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    amber Reply:

    @Jackie,

    I understand your pain. Sounds like your man is still grieving I say be a good friend first don’t see any other men and practice patience. The fact that he cares about not hurting you is golden! Keep sex out the picture too it will only make things worse. I wish you the best and will pray for your strength and continued faith in the lord :)

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  • Tami Harrell-Johnson says:

    I agree with you Regina. That if God has truly sent this man to Jackie and she knows that, (because she has received confirmation), then stop worrying and crying. God does not hide from us what he wants us to have. Jackie trust only what God has spoken to you.

    My thoughts are with you.

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  • Trudy says:

    I love your website and your awesome words of God’s wisdom. I am finding that the more I seek Him in his word I am finding that you can let go and let God. Otherwise we are not effective and our “selves” tend to exhalt themselves rather than God’s glory and power in our situations then we are full of anxiety…..useless and then tired….it is a growing thing but takes time. I love this. God had me write this site down on a piece of paper for today. He knows exactly what he is doing. When we try to control the circumstances,we are not trusting him and then “self” gets frustrated, tired and anxious and wants to argue with you. YUCK….This takes practice….but exactly what you have written…that’s it….love you sister

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    Regina
    Twitter: letgoletgodbook
    Reply:

    Thank you Trudy! I appreciate your comments and that you know this isn’t about me, it’s about God’s will! I love it when people see the message for what it really is. May God continue to bless you in EVERY area of your life! Love you back!

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  • Mina says:

    I am infertile. My husband and I tried for a year and just recently completed a clinical trial for IVF. I did not respond to the medication and my one embryo stopped growing…I worry that I will never be a mother even though i pray for it daily…I am struggling with my faith…I do honestly believe in God, but i know my faith needs alot of work!!!

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    PJ Reply:

    @Mina, Have you ever considered adopting a child, or children? There are so many neglected babies and children who need godly parents. It may be good to pray about that option.

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    Denise Reply:

    @Mina,
    I struggled for years with the fact that I was infertile. I ended up becoming a foster parent and adopting my very first foster child. At 5 years old, I was her 8th home. I rescued her from an unsettled life, and she rescued me from childlessness. We needed each other. God knew what we needed… I had to let go, and let him take control. Something I need to learn to do in my professional life now. I know He has a plan for you too, and I know how hard it is to just let go and trust. When you do, He will come through!

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  • WanZa Leftwich says:

    Mina,

    Be encouraged. Some tears ago, the doctors diagnosed me as infertile as well. I understand exactly where you are but all is not lost. Regina’s post is so true and on point. We can be our worst enemy. God only asks us to believe. He will perform it. I am a witness that the impossible can happen. I now have two beautiful girls without medical intervention. When my doctor found out that I was pregnant, she said “Praise the Lord!”. She knew it was only God that did it

    You can build up your faith by taking the pressure off of yourself and give it to God.

    Your desire to be a mom is a good one. Never be ashamed of that or fearful that it might not happen. It will happen.

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    Regina
    Twitter: letgoletgodbook
    Reply:

    Thank you for sharing WanZa! Mina, you can get a constant flow of information on the subject on Wanza’s facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WanzaLeftwich and on her website here: http://www.InfertilityDefeated.com. I want you to understand that we are REAL people, here to help. Please keep in touch and know that we’re praying for you in Jesus name!

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    Mina Reply:

    @Regina, Thank you so much, it is so good to have an outlet with people not unlike myself that I can reach out to when I feel so alone!! Thank you!

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    Regina
    Twitter: letgoletgodbook
    Reply:

    You are so welcome Mina. I knew WanZa would be able to help you. Keep in touch!

    Mina Reply:

    @WanZa Leftwich, Thank you for your response, I started reading your book and in just the first few pages, I feel hopeful, so thank you. Also I know people have said God spoke to them, ,I read the part of your book where you were at church and a man who didn’t know you spoke to your husband and spoke about you and your womb. I don’t know if God ever speaks to us in our dreams, but shortly after I 1st found out that my embryo wasn’t developing like it should, I spoke with my Mother in Law and she prayed for me, then I cried myself to sleep…during that nap, I dreamed I was holding a beautiful baby girl, there was also a little boy who was probably about 3 years old. I dreamed about a baby girl again that night and the next night, at the time, I thought God was telling me my embryo would be alright, I now believe that I misinterpreted the dream. I believe that was God telling me I would be a mother, but not right then. I dismissed the dreams after my embryo arrested. But when my embryo was not developing, those dreams offered a tremendous amount of comfort!! would you agree that was God talking to me or just a coincidence? Sorry this is so long :-)

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    Wanza Leftwich Reply:

    @Mina, it’s okay! II don’t mind at all! And yes, I agree that God was speaking to you. Often He will speak to us before we go through a situation. He showed you children even though you are going through infertility. I would hold on to those dreams. Rehearse them in your spirit.

    I see you joined me on fb. You can always inbox me there.

    Regina, you are a jewel! Thank you for this connection.

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    Regina
    Twitter: letgoletgodbook
    Reply:

    I’m so grateful the connection is made! To God be the glory!!

  • Kay says:

    I struggle with “letting go” soo sooo much! I take my problems/worries/fears etc. to the Lord in prayer, but for some reason I feel like I can’t NOT do anything to help myself. I feel like I shouldn’t just sit back and do nothing, I should be proactive in doing something to aleviate the problem. It’s hard to explain. It’s not that I don’t think God can work it out, but I feel like the Lord is not pleased if I am sitting back doing nothing instead of being active and doing something. I think to myself “Faith without works is dead.” I know I’m doing something wrong, but I don’t know what it is. Maybe I’m over-thinking things. I don’t know anything anymore.

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    david Reply:

    @Kay, I am reading this nearly six months after your initial post. In many respects, I suffer from the same issues that you outlined. I hope that you have found some form of relief or insight. It is tough to let go and just let God do the work. Personally, I do not believe that you can just completely let go of problems; like financial issues, for example. I believe that resolution or miracles or luck favors the prepared. I believe that you have to put yourself in a position to realize the blessings that God has for you. How do you do that? Every situation is different. This is where you have to trust your own judgment and instincts.

    I believe that God is going to work things out for me but I still have to try and figure things out on a daily basis. I can assure you that it (whatever “it” is for you)will work out but probably not in the time frame that you expect. I struggled and prayed for 3 years to find work and nothing happened. Then, after 3 years, I got a year-long consulting assignment that literally saved my marriage, my family, my sanity, etc. Why did it take 3 years? I don’t have an answer for that. I was certainly humbled in those 3 long years and I learned a lot about myself and other people.

    While I am still struggling, I am not in the same place I was during that 3 year drought. I now have a different kind of faith and I know that things will work out. I only hope that it is not another 3 years. I pray day and night and I try to be smart and strategic about how I spend my time. I expect a miracle every single day and I pray for one.

    Sometimes I think that God does not hear my prayers but at the end of the day, I know that I am blessed because I have “life” and family and a home and all the things that one should be thankful for. It is easy to lose sight of what you have, when you want so much more out of life. The one thing that you can never do is “give up”. You have to keep trying any and everything that is morally and legally possible. No one knows what will work today or tomorrow so you have to keep trying and asking God to order your footsteps and pathway to success. May God bless you!!!

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    jera Reply:

    @david, I just sobbed like a baby when I read your post to Kay. I told someone today that I was ready to throw my hands in the air and just give up and quit trying because nothing is working. “I can’t live like this anymore” I told him. I’m am struggling with letting go and letting God take care of me, my will, my life and most of all my future. Thank you for your words david, I needed to read that… I have to keep trying!

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    david Reply:

    @jera, Glad to hear that you are moving forward. Also, it’s great that you could relate to my story. I wish you the best!!!

  • Michele Brown says:

    My son just left for school in amsterdam. i know God has him in his hands and i know his life is already planned out but then why does my heart hurt so bad? i want my son home with me, not clear accross the world. i want this emptiness to go away and be happy for him.

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  • thelma
    Twitter: tellsbat
    says:

    Hm..i dont even know where to start. i prayed for marriage and fruit of the womb and i got both. i married a man who never contributed a penny to the upkeep of the home or the child. i still stayed married till it got abusive and decided to leave. few months later i meet someone else and omg …this new man is just a cheat and a liar and yet i cant let go. i have prayed about it over and over again. i just want to wake up one morning and feel absolutely nothing for him but it doesn’t work. how do i let go and let God?

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    Linda Reply:

    @thelma, I feel your struggle. I feel your pain. I feel your need for God and I hope you make it through . I hope you can see the light. I am having the same thing happen in my young life…

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  • mary hicks says:

    Dear Thelma, think of the Sweet Blessed Mother and her heartache with Her Son, Her whole life and His too. Pray to Her, remind yourself and meditate on all of Her hardships and suffering. Believe me it will bring you comfort and strength and closer to Her and Her Son. And they will both smile on you and your son. Truly, i have a son too and it has changed my life as a mother :)

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  • Linda says:

    Here I am seeking some guidance. I have turned to God BUT my heart is still broken. I was with a man for about 4 years and we have a 1 year old daughter. He has also been apart of my son’s life since I can remember, he calls him dad . Long story short, he has cheated on me more than once, twice , three times plus and we have finally ended. I am a smart girl but I’m so sad that is has ended , I almost need him in order to feel better but I know that I can no longer put myself through more hurt. It’s weird because even though he did the cheating, I’m the one that wants him back. I know I’m silly but that is why I’m here. I can’t let this man go, I gave him every inch of me and it wasn’t enough. I not only lost him but I lost my family. I feel like a failure because I couldn’t keep my family together. I feel so sad and depressed. I have cried every single night and I force myself to function when all I want to do is sit on the couch and cry!!!!! Help me, I feel like I want God but I don’t know how to let him take control. Because this is what I wanted and now it’s gone :(

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    Ebony Reply:

    @Linda, I will pray for you and your family. I myself am struggling to let go and let god I was in a 12 yr relationship and have a 7yr old son I had my family and thats all that mattered but he cheated and some how fell in love and walked out on is and I nearly committed suicide behind this. Every day is a struggle for me because althought he has done so many wrong things I still love and miss him and my son misses him as well but he no oonger cares about me to him im a stranger and it feels horrible to wake up and feel like ur life has been snatched right from under u

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    PJ Reply:

    @Ebony, I am so thankful that God did not permit you to committ suicide. You are here! Now you are offering to pray for Linda who is seeking a friend. I don’t know you or Linda, and more than likely will never meet one another, but this website, what an excellent way to lift one another up. Jesus loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

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  • Courtney says:

    I am a worry wort…I worry about everything to the point where I am nervous and anxiety/panic attacks overwhelm me. I know that I shouldn’t worry so much cause whats going to be is going to be…I feel so helpless but today I will let go and let God…God knows my heart he knows what I need and he is in control of everything…This too shall pass I know that he wont put no more on me than I can bear…Father you are my Rock and I know all things are possible through you…Father i know out of everything bad something good will come out of any situation….Lord I am forever yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mike says:

    I been praying about my ex. We were together for 2 yrs before we split back in September. Ive been praying since the day we split, but it seems more n more hinder my prayers. What should I do?

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  • Angel says:

    I delivered a stillborn baby a few years ago, but was blessed to have another healthy baby last year. A few months after my child was born I found out my fiance had been cheating for the last 2years of our relationship & had a child.I was so hurt & shocked since there were never any signs. I’m seeking strength & direction we’ve been together 7 years but my heart is telling me I need time & space.

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  • Crystal says:

    I am 16 years old, I’ve gone through many trials but I am here , and I thank my Heavenly Father, however, ever since I was younger I struggled with my skin. It’s not just acne, but it was severe dark spots, I feel gross and disgusting, no matter where I go, I have to paint my face I. Order to go about my day so ppl don’t stare. I know this issue is extremely small compared to some others, but like I said, I’ve been through some tough situations already. But now, my skin is my only concern, I can only dream of that day where I can look in the mirror and see beautiful skin. I’ve prayed, and came to the conclusion that I must be patient, obedient, and ultimately let go and let god. It’s hard because I also try to exercise my faith, but then for that moment when I trust he will heal me, I see my reflection and see nothing but disgusting flesh. I constantly say what if, and I question my own faith, I know what I must do in order to be content with my skin, but I just can’t … I can’t let go . Help me. Please

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    Angel Reply:

    @Crystal, ur not alone in that area, a lot of people deal with skin issues even those u see on tv. Personally at 35 I still have acne & dark spots & also facial hair that many women are ashamed to admit to. At one point I wore makeup everyday to hide what I didn’t like to see when I looked in the mirror & I avoided going certain places because I felt like people were
    staring at me. I really had to talk with god about it & I still do, he gave me the strength to look at myself in the mirror flaws & all & say “God loves me no matter what”, u have a purpose & satan wants to find anything to take your mind off of it.
    Stay strong, continue to pray & love yourself first.

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  • ASHLEY says:

    BE@Ebony, I too am struggling to let go of my past 3 years ago my boyfriend of 10 years now cheated on me and now he has a 3 year old child with another woman. Im still struggling to let that go…I pray and I pray and sometimes I do feel relief and.sometimes I’m so angry eight him, we are still together, Ileft him n tried to move on but I couldn’t. I wasnt perfect back thn either. I too had cheated . Sometimes Igive him the benefit of doubt because we both were cheaters but he was the one that did the worst is what I would say. Since then we have been working on out relationship. I turn to god everyday to take away my past hurts. He has changed a lot since then, no more late nite stay outs or phne calls, I c a huge change n him and I believe he’s sorry for wat he did. But its still hard to let it go. How do I let this go? I wonder all da time if I made the rite decisi to stay. I get so angry. I still cry wen I talk about it, but I love this man sooo much. Besides cheating ther was no disrespect of any kind, he takes care of me. But its do hard to let go and trust whole hearted. I must admit I don’t read da bible a lot, I read wen I really really need my god, I do pray to him everyday n I talk to him and I cry to him oftn because I no he is real and is goin to heal my heart n time, but sometimes there r those daysl ike today wen I woke so angry and jst wondering like what is he doin, is he cheatn again or wat. I also had an altercation wit the child’s mom which only heightend my anger. Im sorry for the long comment but sometime its better if I get feed back from people I don’, know to help me through my struggle. This is the man thY I want to b with but. How do I let go . Most days are….. greagreat, but I have my days n I ask my self and God..does letting go meAN LETTING HIM GO. THANKS FOR LISTENING, I FINALLY LET IT COMPLETELY OUT.

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  • Nick says:

    @ashley…i hav read ur situation and i must say that sometimes we r involved with someone and with all our hearts we want it to work…but we must also remember that the greatest thing is the will of God to be fulfilled in our lives…God wishes happiness above all things for us so just do like jesus did and ask for Gods will to b done bcuz ur blessings are UR blessings and God will not withold it from u if it belongs to u…the devil wants u to ponder and fret and doubt God so ur blessings will b hindered…despite the past, if that man is urs God will grant him to u, but if not, jus b willing to embrace the situation and trust God…

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  • Melissa says:

    I dont know if I know what im doing. I pray and ask for something and then I just wont stop praying and asking or should i say begging. Day after day. A friend who is the most faithful person I know says I should believe that my prayers are/will be answered and should start giving thanks. I cant do that, I feel that I need to know that my prayer request is granted before I say thank you?? Is this wrong? I also feel like I have too much to pray for. I have prayers for my son, My aunt has cancer, My husband is in a Job that he is miserable in, and he lives 7hrs drive away from home. All we want is for him to get a job at home. We have been praying for over a year. His situation gets worse every day. He has verbally abusive bosses. We also havent been blessed with any kids. I have a son from a previous relationship and he doesnt have any kids. All I want is for him to experience being a Dad. Please tell me what im doing wrong and how i can LET GO AND LET GOD. Do i just leave things to happen? Do I continue praying and begging God? Please help me… :'(

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  • Jasmine says:

    I feel like God wanted me to see this to overcome the issues in my own life. I’m a 23 year old single mother of two and in this month I feel like the devil himself has done everything in his power to try and destroy me. In the beginning of this month my grandmother passed, then my car broke down preventing me to go to work, on mother’s day my house was broken into and eveything I’ve worked so hard for was taken away from me. It seems like although I’ve tried so hard to be this independent woman by going to school fulltime and working to support my family I get hit the hardest. I’ve been working hard to be the woman I know God has intended for me to be, but after all thats gone on I felt like it didn’t matter. I thank God for this website because I honestly felt like giving up, and I realize I need to reestablish my relationship with God and believe in his word.

    BE BLESSED =)

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  • Mike says:

    Hi everyone. I’ve been going through a very tough time with my ex girlfriend. We started of wonderful, we both set plans that involved each other and things began to get ruff. It brought out and aggressive anger in me. I let go of that horrible past and she stayed with me at the time. She holds that above my head and she manipulates me. I let this go on because I love her dearly. People have even said they recognize how she is but even so I know her heart. She may feel away toward me but I can’t seem to let go. She is now ignoring me and her birthday is coming up soon. I want to contact her but in my mind I already believe she might respond. If she doesn’t I think I’ll be crushed. She has even told my mother she doesn’t want me which is very clear. I’ve been praying and will continue. I would just like for us to start over and find God in our lives so we can have a stronger foundation. Any advice?

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  • Teddy says:

    I struggle everyday because the woman I love left me for the guy she cheated on me with. I try not to worry about but I can’t. I cry a lot & sometimes it effects my appetite. This situation stresses me out to tha point that sometimes, I don’t wanna be around anybody. It’s like my feelings are trapped & I can’t move on with my life. She lies to me constantly, giving me false hope that she still loves me. It seems like she like to get my hopes up, just to hurt all o dr again, intentionally. I’m trying to let go & let God handle this but my faith & my heart are withered. I’m praying for understand but my heart, body, & mind are weak. Pray for me please. I love your website.

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    Regina
    Twitter: letgoletgodbook
    Reply:

    I know we’ve all had our share of challenges in our relationships, however, the key to solving them is to seek help. There’s only two options available when we don’t get solutions: one, we’re not serious about changing the situation and would rather complain or number two, we seek help from people who understand and have experienced the same thing.

    Understand me, I’m not pointing the finger or putting anyone down… I’ve been through similar situations and happy to say, it’s a part of my past that I choose to NEVER experience again. To God be the glory!

    If you want to listen to the Word of God, I invite you all to listen in tonight, no charge, just via your computer or call in and listen. Relationship Series, Part IV: Do You See What I See? This show is hosted by my Spiritual Mentor, Enrique Pascal, author of “What Does a Real Man Look Like?” July 2, at 7pm cst / 8pm est Listen here: http://bit.ly/15Sf1DJ or dial into 347 324 3003. If you can’t listen tonight, the archives of all the shows are posted there.

    God bless you,
    Regina Baker

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  • Kathy says:

    I am 33 years old, I have 2 boys-a 9 year old and a 1 year old. I was in a 4 year relationship with my youngest sons father before we called it quits. Well a year later we are back together and got married May 4, 2013. I honestly thought he had changed…but now that we are back under the same roof I see that he has not. He is still selfish, rude, disrespectful, and he is not on the path to God…which is the path I am on.
    I have a fantastic day until I get home and he is like this negative energy that literally sucks the life right out of me. I get angry, cuss, yell, scream. It is unbelievable. He makes my blood boil at his lazy ways and selfish attitude. He does not work, doesn’t help me around the house, doesn’t even help with his son let alone my oldest son whom he hardly ever talks to.
    When we got married I just knew that it was God bringing us back together. But now I am not so sure. I wanted a partnership, a bond, a friend, and so much more. I wanted to share things with him and learn from each other, grow in our relationship with God together. And now all we do is argue, he remains in this pity party mood day in and day out. He brings me down and my oldest son hates being around him. So I am really rethinking this entire situation. I know God doesn’t like divorce, but I am so tired of trying to change a man that doesn’t want to change, yet I struggle with how to let go and let God handle the situation when he upsets me so much on a daily basis.

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  • jasmine says:

    Hi,ive been having struggles about God.I.have these thoughts about him that are not Godly.The thoughts are that God is bad or its just a trick or he really doesnt care.Ive been worried and crying and sad for the past week.ive been gloomy and desperate and mean to others.Every Christian i know tells me that i need to let go and let God handle the situation because you cant handle them by yourself.I told them i cant because everytime i do i get these thoughts that tell me your falling for the trick dont fall for it.Im so confused from the truth that i cant do anything!!Please help!!

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  • Dee says:

    Hello, I’m 25 from London and recently have been going through a lot of changes. I was very low and heartbroken due to numerous situations that I found myself in. I’m not saying I’m not to blame for making those choices because they were bad choices but I didn’t realise until it was too late. I was niave to the consequences of going against Gods will. That being said it was only in going through those situations that I learned the true value of what it was (and is) that God is trying to teach me. I’m not full yet though and I know he has a plan for me. It’s hard to see it sometimes because situations occasionally seem so hopeless that they cause doubt and fear which are things you have to control in order to let light into your heart so that it can shine through your soul. As said in the article, God will only give you what you can bear – no MORE and no LESS which to me, means that there are going to be trials and tribulations because it is a nesscesary juxtoposition that allows us to accept the blessings that he has instore. That’s my definition of faith. Know that He is with you, even when you don’t feel that your prayers are being heard. He is always with you as long as you are with Him. I’m just at the very beginning of renewing my faith in God and learning to pray again. I can already feel that feeling I had before; of knowing that he loves me despite my doubts and trepidation and guess what?.. He’s never stopped. We are blessed because we are here right now and that is a blessing in itself. Be blessed in all you do.

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  • Judy B says:

    Hello,
    I believe what you teach… talk about is the single hardest thing to do. My very good friend says the same thing, “we can’t have doubt and pray- they don’t go together.” That’s what faith is, believing and praying, being specific in prayer, and having faith we shall receive an answer. Wow, hard as humans to let go. Recently I wrote a book, “Not One of Them.” I was horrifically abused as a child and into adulthood. Was adopted due to ‘my’ parent inability to conceive biological children. Upon adopting, they had 2 biological children. They no longer wanted me, and I paid dearly. When I was 8 yrs. old, after being physically hurt by Mother, I lay on the ground very wounded. I heard the words spoken, I firmly believe by God. “I will never forget you child, I will always be with you, although you will suffer.” That was basically it, and He was gone. The most difficult thing I grapple with is the balance between human experience and worry- verses what God and faith have in store. Yikes! that’s difficult, not to worry how the book will be received, am I helping people get through hard times- or rather it is God who does, I’m simply the messenger. As I read what’s written here, above- I’m reminded it’s much bigger than I, and I try to not have worry. Worry is the disguise of what we can’t control. That’s where our Faith and the Lord God comes in. That’s what I must remember when tempted to have fear. Thank you for your words of encouragement and we all must pray for one another. One last thing, I recently read that to pay another a simple compliment, is great for the body and soul. Oh it is for certain we derive equal to what we give out… through complimenting one known, or unknown to us. It’s important to note- a very simple compliment maybe the only kind thing another hears in an entire day. Imagine being responsible for the goodness another has, and most likely we won’t know that. However that leads us directly back to what this is all about- faith.

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  • Karen says:

    Hi Regina, I had prayed to God for a spouse and a few weeks later I met him. Things were going ok, but I felt we were rushing into the relationship way to fast. I saw that we were about to crash long before it happened. I tried speaking to him about it but he was not listening, he wanted this relationship so badly. What I did not do was pray about it. What I did not do was to involve God in my relationship. Now it over and we are both hurting cause it did not end on the best if terms. We were having problems with my family trying to dictate how the relationship should go, why I should not date him. They didn’t even know him or care to all they saw was a man that could not be manupliated and that was a problem cause they have been manipulating me my whole life. Now it is over I am hurting and am ready to lay it all at the altar….to let go and let God. My soul has been crying out for peace. I am lost in this pain my mind is confusing and I am beginning to doubt that he was from God even though I received confirmation. I have never read your book but I read your blog from time to time….Please help me learn to let go and let God, to quiet the confusion of my soul and mind.

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  • Tasha says:

    Really need your prayer. I’ve been struggling with my divorce for 2 years & it causes me to make decisions with my ex that lead me to getting my feelings destroyed…but I go right back every time even though I know God speaks & shows me He wants to be in control. I am like the example in the article of the woman always trying to take control of the steering wheel & crashing every time. It never fails. I want to listen to God & follow His direction not mine. Please pray for me. I would truly appreciate it.

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