I know we have all heard the saying “Let go and let God”. Now think, when was the last time you actually did that? It is so difficult as humans to let go of our stress and worry when it’s right in front of us. Maybe we could take a different approach that is more healthy and we can actually glorify God in the process. I have too been in these awful places where I feel like “how can God help me now? I created this mess I am in. God won’t want to help me” That is the enemy speaking and we have to remember that Satan wants nothing more than to tear us apart, and kick us again when we are already down. Anything he can get his hands on to mess up, you know he’s going to do just that. But fortunately, we don’t have to believe the thoughts that go through our mind. We can stop the cycle of evil right in its tracks. It has no place in our life. We DO NOT put up with it. We are children of God!!!! God will never orchestrate any negativity that seems to take over our minds. Which leads us to step 1: When bad thoughts come to our head, we immediately remind ourselves it’s not true. Step 2: As hard as it is sometimes, the best thing we can do when we are in a situation where we feel hopeless is PRAY!!! “But what do I say”? right? You say what your heart feels. All of the stuff you wouldn’t even want to tell your best friend. You might even feel ashamed. God can’t help unless you ask Him to help. You see, I don’t think that some people understand that God will never intrude. He doesn’t force himself in our lives. He wants His child to come to Him and in return He greets us with loving and open arms ready to listen fully. Sometimes praying can be comforting and very humbling. The God who created the Heavens and the Earth wants to listen to me and my struggles. I pray you never forget how wonderful you are in Gods perfect eyes, even despite what you did or how you feel about a situation. There is always hope. We can beat our shame and messiness with the love and help of our Holy God. Step 3: We actually let God’s Grace be enough. Let him overflow in your life when you want to block everything out. Let Him inside. He loves you more than you will ever be able to comprehend. His love is the only perfect love. We need to cling to that knowing and rejoice in it!