Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Cost

Linking with Charlotte at Spiritual Sunday  and Laura at Faith Filled Friday

"I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter.....and hold on to them...and fight for them, and refuse to let them go." Lauren Oliver

I think there's a fine thread between knowing when to hold on and when to let go.  Sometimes the things that matter most.....are things that make my heart bleed. The pain makes me hang on.....instead of letting go.

It's 'cause I can see something in the distance....a brilliant something or other that I know I need to reach. I can't let go. I tell myself to fight with everything I got....to fight for the truth and right and good. I simply can't give in....at least not until He says 'it's time to let go....it's time for Me to do the rest alone.'  

There's a cost involved in the fight....a sacrifice to be made.....but I'm realizing no sacrifice is too great when He's my running partner.

I'm realizing the cost.....I'm standing in the storm but I'm willing to fight.......

10 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

It is like the Serenity Prayer. Stay warm and have a good weekend.

joy said...

God is our refuge no matter what happens in our lives. He will get you through no matter what. Bless your heart:)

Mia De Vries said...

Hi Sarah
Oh. How I relate to that utter desolation that wants to make just want to throw in the towel ... and ... then as you reach out, you feel His hand lifting you and carrying you along. Thank you for these words of trust!
Love to you
Mia

Daisy said...

Sometimes it is hard to know what to hold onto and what to let go. Hopefully, through prayer, He will help us figure it out. I hope you have a nice Sunday!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I can identify with conflict and not knowing what to do.You are right, he is our running partner and will always be with us.

Denise said...

Hi Sarah..

Letting go, and "letting God" isn't always easy, but I love the saying "Let go and let God within you do the work." There are just times when God tells us to “let go,” to trust Him even when the situation looks hopeless. I love that He partners with is!! :)

Thanks for the wonderful words here today...blessings!
Denise

Crown of Beauty said...

You are right. We must fight the battles that are worth fighting for.

Praying for strength, and courage, and perseverance for you.

Love your staying power. God has built inner strength in you, for a good purpose!

Love
Lidia

Nana Jul said...

He will always be there running right beside you!
He chose the right girl - He's developed it in you!!
Praying for you...The JOY of the LORD is your strength!
Love ya
Jul

Charlotte said...

Very insightful. Something we all need to come to grips with. The video is beautiful.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Anna said...

Such a great reminder.

Thanks for always being so encouraging. :)

Hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend.