There is a cartoon going around that tells us when we reach the end of our rope, tie a knot and hang on. As goals become unattainable and dreams drift away we make every effort possible to try to make things happen. Things in life that have always been ordinary start to have uncertainties pop up from nowhere.
There is a story about the eagle’s nest. When the mother eagle creates a nest for her babies she will build it strong and then pack comforting padding. As the babies grow the mother will teach independence to her young. One layer of padding at a time is removed which creates discomfort for the growing eagles. One day so much padding is removed the eagles can no longer stay there. They are taught to take flight and do for themselves. Whether this story is true or not doesn’t matter. What matters is the implication that God always has something better for us. He is continually growing us into His likeness in order to bring glory to Him.
As material things, relationships and jobs continue to change, God never changes. Usually the things in life we hang on to or try to salvage are the things God has used as a comfortable layer in our nests. These layers are there long enough to prepare us for the next step. When we reach the end of our ropes, it’s better to let go. That is where we find our safety nets of comfort from God. Letting go is allowing God to create a warm wind beneath our wings to help us soar. Letting go may not be easy or even painful, especially when certain friends have already let us go, but it allows healing. It allows God full control where He can make things happen. We can only make temporary things happen by holding on to remnants but God can make things happen from brand new.
All those who know Your mercy, Lord, will count on You for help. For You have never yet forsaken those who trust in You.