I have a friend whose constant mantra is “Let go and let God.” He’s been dealing with a major health crisis–that grew into a full-blown life crisis–for a couple of years now … so he says this quite often.
His faith in God–despite all his personal struggles–is incredibly inspiring to me personally and I’m sure everyone else who knows him.
I was curious about the origin of the phrase and stumbled on numerous articles criticizing “Let go and let God” as not accurate to the teachings of the Bible.
Personally, I believe the critics are taking the interpretation a little too literally. I like the idea of applying a modern day, catchy phrase to an ancient biblical concept.
It keeps it relevant … and in my view it’s better to spread the word than not at all.
This week’s resources provide articles on how you can put more trust in God on a daily basis, inspiring stories of people who have grown closer to God through trust, as well as some people who are helping others during their time of need. So you can let go and let God.
When we become overwhelmed with obstacles life throws at us, the enemy often tells us that it’s all over. Don’t let that kind of discouragement—that lie—get in the way of deepening your trust. Here are 5 ways to deepen your trust in God.
Everyone faces anxiety. A child embarks off without you, a difficult exam is next week, you have no idea what to expect at a job interview – we face all of these scenarios and more daily. By itself, anxiety is just an emotion like any other. There is nothing bad or sinful about it. God gave us emotions to help us relate to other people and the world around us. Anxiety is meant to be a helpful tool, not a burden. Here are some scriptures and quotes from Saints that might help when you’re feeling anxious.
Tim Hoopes writes: The last time crisis hit my life — both from within the Church and within my family — it brought me to rock bottom and back again. A priest’s words from college kept me wrestling with my doubts instead of turning away entirely.
Author and blogger Deacon Greg Kandra reveals how the events of 9/11 led him to becoming a deacon.
After a tornado, earthquake, flood … or other natural disaster strikes, there’s no shortage of help. Volunteers and money from The Red Cross, the government, local charities, and more are on hand to help. But what about after all those people leave? Natural disasters often require months of recovery. That’s when the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky step in to provide much-needed help.
With severe drought conditions continuing to affect farmers in Australia, a fourth grader at a Catholic school has raised more than $1 million for charities providing drought support. Jack Berne, a 10-year-old boy, is a fourth-grade student at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Freshwater, a suburb of Sydney. The Australian capital is located in New South Wales, which is currently experiencing its worst drought in half a century. After learning in school about the drought and how it was affecting farmers, Berne wanted to help.
Do you ever wish you could make a difference in the world but you don’t have the time, money, or energy? The same old day-to-day habits can begin to feel meaningless and routine. We go through the motions, but why? Is the way we spend our time going to make a difference? As Catholics, we benefit from the tradition of viewing every activity, no matter how small, as an opportunity to serve God.
Pope Francis understands first hand the challenges of educating a child from his early years teaching high school students in Argentina. Addressing the Italian Parents Association, he recently stressed the importance of collaboration, frequent communication, and trust between teachers and parents.
Pregnancy brings with it excitement, joy, stress, and exhaustion. Whether you’ve just announced your news to friends and family or you’re putting the finishing touches on your birth plans, it’s never too early to start praying for the little person growing in your womb.
Many own a Bible and on occasion, it will begin to wear out because of use or old age. In a certain sense this is a good problem to have, as it means the Bible is being used on a regular basis. However, what is to be done when a Bible is completely worn out and ceases to have any utility? Is it okay to simply throw it in the trash.
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