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I Release and Let Go

… neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee…

— Joshua 1:9

But the last farthing is paid when we let go and trust in the law of good.

— The Science of Mind, page 502

I Release and Let Go

Have you ever felt sad or depressed, and you really didn’t want to talk to anyone? Well, I was feeling sad one day, because some people I cared for had left the church. I retired to my room and proceeded to try to figure out what I had done wrong or what I could have done differently.

My daughter, Rainbow-Shalom, came in the room and asked me what was wrong. At first I pretended everything was okay, but she kept asking “What’s wrong?” Finally, I answered, “I’m sad because some people have decided to leave our church.”

She looked at me hard. Then she spoke. “Well, if those people leave the church, that makes room for God to send new people who really want to be there. Think about that!” And she thumped me on the shoulder and left the room.

“This child certainly teaches me many lessons,” I thought. “And she always brings them home by tapping me, thumping me, or waking me up in some unexpected way.”

All at once I felt a tremendous burden removed, and I relaxed. In fact, I surrendered trying to control a situation over which I truly had no control. I released the situation and let it go, realizing there is only one thing over which I indeed have control — and that is my own mind.

Today, I let go and stop trying to control other people places, and things.

Today, I let go and stop feeling responsible for other people’s choices and decisions.


I focus my attention on my own consciousness and place my entire faith and trust in God!

I release and let go, knowing that God is definitely taking care of me.

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