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BUT, this is the place where you truly experience God’s grace and mercy. This is the place you begin to seek Him with your whole heart. This is the place where revelations meant for you are revealed to you. And these revelations aren’t meant for you to pull someone else through, they are designed to build your faith, to strengthen you, and to let you know He hears you and He understands. It is here we learn to “Let God Be God.” Those four words carry tremendous weight. When we allow God to be who He says He is, circumstances can change in an instant. Or the circumstances may not change, but we are able to rest in His promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us, that He is our God.
My favorite hymn, “How Firm a Foundation,” was one of the rocks I hid behind during the storm. The words of the last verse say everything I need to know during hard times.
The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.
I listened, sang, recited this verse many times-and found it to be so true. Lines 3 and 4 spoke to me because it felt like all hell was seeking to destroy me. But through it all, I learned to lean on Jesus. Are there times even now when I want trust in my understanding? Absolutely! And each time I do, I am reminded that I am no match for any problems without my awesome Heavenly Father. I am reminded to “Let God Be God.”