Saturday, October 8, 2011

Let it Be

I'm always surprised at the way God speaks to me, especially when I'm not actively seeking him in prayer or when I don't even really seem to be listening. On Tuesday night, I was driving home from Stephen Ministry training class about 9:30. I was listening to Delilah on 99.1 as I always do- Thankfully she's here in TX too! I wasn't really paying attention to anything that was playing; instead I was thinking about a friend that I'm very concerned about. I was worrying and fretting and wondering what I could do to help or to make him understand how much he is valued. Out of nowhere, I turned my attention back to the radio, only to hear the song "Let it Be" by the Beatles. I was particularly struck by the chorus, "let it be, there will be an answer, let it be." With those 11 simple words, God reminded me that I am not in control of the situation, but He is and that it will be resolved according to His will. I immediately felt comforted. All this week, in addition to prayer when I feel anxious, I have been reminding myself to "let it be" and it has helped me tremendously. I pray that I may always be reminded of this simple truth.