“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.” (Kody Keplinger)
I was staring out the front door late one afternoon recently during a huge rain and wind storm when I noticed the flag on our 20-foot pole was all tangled up around it and not flying freely in the wind like it usually does. In past storms, I’ve often gone outside to fix this when it’s happened, only to see it get tangled right back up again not too long after. But something within me this time said, “Hey, why not just have some faith and trust that it will untangle itself by the time the storm has passed.” I decided to listen to that small voice and sure enough the next morning the storm had ended and the flag was proudly flying in the breeze uninhibited once more.
As I pondered this simple miracle, I thought of all the health issues I’ve been going through for so long now. On some level, I’ve been in the midst of a very extended storm that often feels quite relentless. Because of this, I’ve tended to do what most might in my situation, which is to try to control the situation and find ways to “untangle” myself during all these heavy rains and winds that continue to blast me on most days. While some of those ways have done so for very short periods of time, none have ever lasted very long. In light of that, from somewhere within me, I heard that voice again ask, “Hey, why not just have some faith and trust that you will become untangled when your storm has fully passed.” And you know what, I think that inner voice is right. So, I’m going to keep doing my best to have faith and trust that all these “tangled up” health issues are going to fully resolve themselves by the time it’s over and without any of my control.
Dear God, please help me to keep having enough faith and trust in You that all these heavy winds and rains which keep on tangling me up in one health issue after another will eventually pass, and that I will become completely untangled by then, and without having to exert any of my control to get there.
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson