Letting Go of Trying to Figure It Out

by | Oct 14, 2012 | Uncategorized

Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own. ~Jeremiah 33:3, The Message

Praying you hear Him today as you worship our Lord and Saviour. Jesus has much to tell you. He’s waiting for you to call His name. Listen.

Happy Sunday Friends!

This is #14 in the series 31 Days of Letting Go. You can read the collective here. If you are a writer, I invite you to link up any post you’ve written on the theme of letting go in the comments here on Friday. Subscribe to receive the series in your inbox or feed by adding your address in the side bar under Follow Redemptions Beauty.

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  1. Lynn Morrissey

    Oh my, Shelly. Is this one of your rescued photos? It is STUNNING! How I’d love to be sitting and journaling on that bench! Worship! Isnt’ that the greatest surrender of all?! I pray I can let go of my sin and selfishness and worship God in beauty and in truth. Happy Lord’s Day, Shelly!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Actually, this is one that I had backed up! It was taken in Lawrence, KS on the campus of KU on a visit to my best friends house in the Fall a few years ago. It was a beautiful day with lots of fond memories.

      • Lynn Morrissey

        An image like this can conjure up a boatload of memories. I’m so glad God preserved your photos, backed up and otherwise!

  2. Amanda

    What an awesome photo!!! Love the verse, and I’m so thankful Jesus hears us and speaks to us!! Stopping by from Sunday Community. Have a blessed day!! 🙂

  3. livingjoel225

    One of my favorite verses…and is that a weeping willow tree? One of my favorite trees! : ) Just beautiful!!

  4. Dea Moore

    One thing I know for sure is that I will never get it all figured out. Loved this shot—such beauty. Have a blessed Sunday dear friend.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      It’s in Lawrence, KS on the campus of KU. So, now you know where it is if you get to go there!

  5. hisbenefits

    Read the following this morning and highlighted it. So reminded me of your verse.

    “The gospel is not ultimately a defense from pain and suffering; rather it is the message of God’s rescue through pain. In fact, it allows us to drop our defenses, to escape not from pain but from the prison of How and Why to the freedom of Who.” Tullian Tchividjian from Glorious Ruin

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Love that – rescue through pain, not an escape from it. Thanks for sharing this, its so appropriate with this post, echoes what I was sensing in prayer.

  6. Gayle

    Letting go of trying to figure it out is one of the hardest things for me to do, especially with my mother’s Alzheimer’s struggles. I find myself saying often, it just is what it is…

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Oh Gayle, I get that. When my kids get sick I’m often trying to figure out how and where they got it. Like any of that would change a thing. Yes, it is what it is and I have a hard time with that sometimes.

  7. Ruthie

    This is beautiful! I love this!

  8. Donna

    Beautiful scripture and photo. Truly marvelous and wonderful.

  9. Sharon O

    That almost looks like a painting…

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