A single mom for 7 years and now living in a blended family, Meg blogs about her life experiences before and after re-marriage.
“In the most turbulent times, God’s power is revealed. Join me as we walk, and sometimes run through the ups and downs of this life journey!' - Meg Lovett
Let go and let God
“Just let go Meg, I’ve got this!”
Those words ring over and over in my head daily as I read scripture and
pray with God. If I clearly obtain this
phrase in my head each time I dive into God’s Word, why then is it so hard for
me to simply do that…let go?
If you are like me, you have been hurt and possibly even hurt beyond
measure. Things or people you once trusted
proved to be untrustworthy. Situations
and your life goals completely did a “one-eighty” on you when it was determined
you were going to be a single parent. I
do not know what has gotten you to the place you are now, but I do understand the
pain and the frustration that goes along with it. I want to write specifically to the issues of
trust and control.
It is a very easy transition that happens within the moments of
finding out your life is going to be changed forever. Maybe you were encountering a divorce, maybe
you became pregnant outside of wedlock, or maybe you encountered the death of a
spouse. Whatever brought you to the
situation you now find yourself in, quite possibly you found yourself facing
trust and control issues.
For me, losing a husband because of abuse, neglect, and outside
relationships had caused me to shut down in the trust department. At the same time, I lost a lot of friends due
to judgment and early on I felt I couldn’t even trust my family to stand behind
my decision. I easily became a skeptic
of anyone trying to become a part of my life or my son’s life. I had to be shown that I could trust someone
before I did. I also began controlling every
aspect of my life. I put up a wall to my
emotions and fears and just did what I had to do to survive. Can you relate to this?
It is a constant struggle to let my guard down and trust God to do
wonderful things in our lives. I often
find myself in situations wondering where God’s answer is and then BAM! I realize that I am holding the reigns and I
haven’t fully let go of my grip. Thankfully,
God understands and God graciously forgives.
Won’t you join me in daily letting go of the reigns of this life so that
God can do miraculous things?!
TrustintheLORD with all your heart and lean not
on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. –