How Do I Let Go?

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When I am faced with something that nags me on the inside over and over again, how do I let go of it?  Sometimes events, situations, or people cause things to get stuck inside of us, in our subconsciousness.  If it was a particularily difficult event, such as a severe argument or someone said something that hurt deeply, we tend to hold on to it and repress it within us. 

That repression can turn into depression, anger, a critical nature, silence/secrecy, resentment and bitterness -just to name a few.  We become stuck in this injustice done to us and it holds us hostage emotionally like a choke-hold. 

I don’t want to live with that in my life and I don’t think you do either.  The question becomes how do we move it on out of our emotional system and release it?  How can we release the event.

I am a firm believer in writing it down.  Name specifically what happened to you.  What caused the pain?  What did it feel like?  How has it controlled you?  How do you feel about the event or the person right now?  Be specific – state your hurts and let your pain out on paper.  Cry over it if you need too, whatever it takes to let the feelings out of your emotional system.  Who do you need to forgive? 

Pray over what you have written.  Tell the Lord “that you no longer want this in your life and release it to Him.”  He is big enough to take it from you and he will!

Remember Jesus’ promise.  “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke  upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in spirit.”   Matthew 11:30

Move toward the outstretched arms of Jesus today, who is reaching out for you and release to Him your burdens.  Galatians 5:1 tells us, “He died to set us free.”

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