1. Barb Lattner
    September 28, 2018 @ 8:11 am

    We were having a lively discussion, just last night, about letting go & letting God. I had learned this a long time ago while going to Al-Anon. We’re in Sheila Walsh’s book, The Longing in Me: A Study in the Life of David: Session Three – Longing for Control.

    We realized that we not only surrender our lives to Jesus, but our needs as well. We always want to take back, over and over again, what we have freely given to Jesus.

    I personally experienced this while waiting for a job to be dropped in my lap. Did I pray on this? Most certainly; but, for every other prayer, it was a take-back. I soon learned that I couldn’t control what God wanted me to have. So, I gave it all to Him, and He answered me one year later! How grateful I was.

    All glory to God!


    • Barb Roose
      September 30, 2018 @ 4:01 pm

      Hi Barb, Thank you so much for the wisdom that you’ve shared with us! Thank you for the testimony that giving up control to God allows us to trust Him for the best answer for our lives. Your words will definitely bless and encourage others.


  2. Rachel Ratekin
    September 28, 2018 @ 10:52 am

    WOW!! What a message that I NEEDED exactly for the last week! I have been struggling with the stressor of being able to find a fulfilling job that meets financial needs as well as a little more cushion to put in our savings account for when I return back to school! Funny thing is, I am on MATERNITY LEAVE! Why am I searching and stressing about a job that I can not even start until December? I have been looking everyday on job sites to see what I can do when I do have to return back to work and have been stressing about finding a job, for what?!?!
    Thank you so much for opening up my eyes and relaxing my heart, mind, body and soul so that I can remember to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride while God leads me to follow!! I am a mother of 3 boys, soon to be 3 boys and 1 girl and my husband and I are so excited to meet our baby Emilia coming October 11, 2018. I need to remember that MY FAMILY sets priority before work and this blog helped me realize that! Thank you so much!
    Rachel Ratekin


    • Barb Roose
      September 30, 2018 @ 4:03 pm

      Hi Rachel! First, early congratulations to you and your husband on the upcoming birth of your new little girl. What fun to welcome a little girl into a family where she will be protected by three older brothers 🙂

      Your honest words are definitely shared by others. So many of us struggle with the stress of trying to plan for the future even though it hasn’t happened. I’m glad that you’ve been encouraged by the post to let God lead. All the best to you!


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