Embrace the New

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The burdens you tend to carry,
were never meant to be.
Let go and
give them all to me.
Forget the past,
and embrace the new.
The path ahead
 planned long ago,
purposed and waiting for you.
Come my child
and take my hand.
I’ll lead you to
the promised land. 

Reflections from Isaiah 43: 17,18 

Launch Out

I saw a small rowboat tied to some rocks.

A hand was suspended in mid-air holding

a pair of scissors, as if waiting for permission

to cut the rope, releasing it to move away

from the shoreline.

I’ve never been one to jump too quickly into  unchartered waters, so when the call came for me to accompany my husband for an extended period of time on the other side of the world, I hesitated. I worried. I fretted.

Truth is, I needed someone to cut the rope of my comfort zone. Only thenwould I be free to let go of the familiar and trust God for the unknown.

God knew about my struggle. He always does. Yet I needed to needed totell Him about my doubts and fears. When I did He spoke peace through a poem. The words took root in my heart and before I knew it, my whole perspective on the  journey of a life time completely changed.

Come away with Me, Beloved.

Break away from

thoughts and cares

that bind you.

Release your grip,

Let go and

give it all to Me.

Launch out!

Leave the shores

of doubts and fears.

Put well out to sea,

with soul anchored,

trusting Me.

Launch out!

Push away from

others’ expectations.

Your heart will be set free

to please only Me,

when you launch out

in the depths of My love.

If you struggle to let go of your comfort zone, I invite you to join me—let’s tell Him about our doubts and fears. Then let go and let God open those doors He’s calling us to. 

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)