April 24 Faith Lets Go

Devotion taken from Streams In

Photo by Laura Jostes

Photo by Laura Jostes

The Desert compiled by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

“Faith is….the evidence of things not seen.”

Hebrews 11:1

True faith drops its letter in the post office box, and lets it go.  Distrust holds on to a corner of it, and wonders that the answer never comes.  I have some letters in my desk that have been written for weeks, but there was some slight uncertainty about the address or the contents, so they are yet unmailed.  They have not done either me or anybody else any good yet.  They will never accomplish anything until I let them go out of my hands and trust them to the postman and the mail.

This is the way with true faith.  It hands its case over to God, and then He works.  That is a fine verse in the Thirty-seventh Psalm:  “Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.”  But He never worketh till we commit.  Faith is a receiving or, still better, a taking of God’s proffered gifts.  We may believe, and come, and commit, and rest;  but we will not fully realize all our blessings until we begin to receive and come into the attitude of abiding and taking. ~ From Days of Heaven Upon Earth.

Lord God, help us to “let go” and believe.  Help us to entrust all our burden and cares to you.  Help us to wait upon you and receive your perfect peace.  Just as Jesus steadfastly trusted in your Fatherly goodness and mercy, so may we take hold of your hand and trust all things that concern us this day to your working.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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