The slogan "Let Go and Let
God" is one that is used by many people in 12 step
programs to help them deal with their problems. While
they may be coping with special difficulties, such as
alcohol abuse or other family diseases, what is
interesting is how they use such simple phrases in
handling other challenges as well.
Whatever my spiritual beliefs, if I
take a look at the world around me, I can see forces at
work that are beyond my understanding. Many of those
forces work for my benefit, yet I try to control and
change situations in ways that prevent such forces from
To "Let Go and Let God"
simply means letting go of those things I'm powerless to
change. I'm unable to change my SO for example, even
though sometimes I believe I can or should. The reality
is that I have a healing force within me that tries to
lead me toward greater wholeness, and happiness. So does
Just for Today
Today I'll try to catch myself whenever
I'm tempted to try and change my SO, and get out of the
way of mysterious forces that encourage healthy change on
Letting go is hard, but not letting go
makes my life and my SO's even harder.
As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God, because He was my
But then, instead of leaving Him in peace to work
I hung round and tried to help, with ways that were
At last I snatched them back and cried, How could you
be so slow?
My child, He said, what could I do? You never did let
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