Let Go and Let God

Thankful Thursday
One of the definitions of “Peace” is: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.

Today’s theme is peace, and I for one am very thankful for the peace that God offers.

It’s a peace the surpasses all understanding and comforts when a brother-in-law suddenly dies. (His peace has been so evident in my in-laws and because of them, I too was able seek and accept peace in an unexplainable, unfair and tragic situation.)

It’s a peace that overcomes fear, calms the soul and wipes away all anxieties. (After years of struggling, and only after wrestling with and ultimately submitting to God and accepting His peace, I have been anxiety free for about two years now.)

It is a peace that is perfect.
It is a peace that brings joy in the midst of sorrow.
It is a peace that guards and protects.

I have learned that to have this kind of peace, you have to let go.
Let go of yourself.
Let go of your plans.
Let go of control.

Cast your fears upon Him whose plan is perfect and just. Submit to the will of the One who created you, who loves you, who has a purpose for you and all that you endure.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I'm a Parenting and Childbirth Educator, Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and working toward certification as a Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

7 thoughts on “Let Go and Let God

  1. Amen, Tiffanie! God’s peace is a peace that surpasses all understanding, overcomes fear and brings joy in the midst of sorrow. Thank God for giving you His peace. Sorry for the loss of your brother in-law, Tiffanie. That God for comforting you and your in-laws with His peace. Philippians 4:6-7 are so precious. May God’s love and peace continue to strengthen you daily!

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  2. Tiffanie,The peace that transcends all understanding–it seems it took you and I a long time to find that peace. And how did we come to this place in our lives? By surrendering to God’s will in our lives, surrendering our control for His control. I, for one, am so grateful that I have finally come to the this point. And, I know that you are, too. Anxiety and panic stricken I came to Him, cast my cares and worries upon Him, and He rescued me. I have tears in my eyes as I write this–no, not tears of sadness, but tears of joy that I have fully realized how God can and will continue to work in my life and in yours.BethP.S. About that 5 cm.–how I wish I had never told my Mom about this at that time. She told me my entire last month that the baby was going to “fall out on its head”! If only it were that simple! You’ll do fine–I went natural with all three of mine. Being told that I wasn’t able to have any children, I wanted to experience every minute of childbirth. And what a thrill it was!!Oh, and your brother-in-law–was that recent? I don’t remember reading anything about him. I lost my sister when she was just 50years old. I’m so sorry to hear that you have also lost someone who was special to you.

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