Learning the Art of Letting Go

The last several days the story of Job has been in my prayer and reflection.  We meet Job in the Old Testament as he rebounds from losing everything meaningful in his life – his family and possessions.  We encounter him in a very vulnerable state.  When all is lost he turns to God and, after a struggle, is blessed abundantly.  The last we know of Job he is praising the wonder of God who brought him from nothing to life.  At he heart of this story is Job’s struggle to let go of many meaningful parts of his life in order to receive from God a new life.  You might find in Job inspiration to address those changes in your life and to learn Trust in a gracious God who is with you. Continue Reading