I know I’m not the only person that sometimes find it difficult to let ‘some’ things go! I’ve found that one of the hardest things to do in life is trying to forget about something that didn’t go the way we wanted it to. We often find ourselves up late at night running different scenarios through our mind, the scenarios that we wanted to happen versus what actually happened. We wish that we said something else, we wish we acted differently, or we wish that we weren’t in that situation at all. No matter what the situation is, we dwell on the past because we find it hard to forget about the things we wish we should have done or didn’t do.
The Bible is filled with encouraging scripture that help to combat this native ill willed nature. However, the one scripture that has helped me combat this all too familiar struggle comes out of Isaiah 43:18-19 and the prophet said, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
My beloved brothers and sisters, trusting God by letting go of the things you cannot change will significantly remove unnecessary stress and negativity from your life, and it will help you tackle other situations that you will face because you won’t doubt yourself or your actions. Instead, you will face them with the confidence to know that you can handle it the right way and that there is not a better way you could handle it.
At the end of the day, I’ve learned to accept that ‘some’ things will not always go as planned and I am ok with that because one of the most liberating moments in life is when I found the strength and courage to let go of what I can’t change.