Tug O’ War

“Let Go of the Rope!”

It seems at times our lives can be like a “Tug-O-War” with God. Sometimes we pull on the rope, sometimes it pulls on us. And, sometimes we give slack in the rope to God. Acting and believing we have given all to God. Still, we hold tight on the rope of this world and what it means to us. As Christians, the challenge is when we hold on to the rope, aren’t we’re still trying to control the outcome? The key is to let go of the rope completely. Let God do what God does. That’s scary to most. We could end up in a big ol’ “slimy pit” covered with the mud and mire of life if we let go.

Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait on the Lord. To be Strong and have Courage.

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”

Psalm 27:14

Several months ago, we posted a blog called “The Key”. A story about how “Tug O’ War” was a great analogy for our walk with God. The other day, my wife Kayleen sent me this wonderful story about waiting on the LORD. The story quoted Isaiah 40:3. What a blessing it is when God sends the same message from different sources

“but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

In the story that Kayleen sent me, the author clarified the word Wait.

He explained:

“The word wait in this verse is the Hebrew word Quvah. Quvah means to bind together of strings made on a cord or a bound primitive root, to bind together by twisting.”

Wow. In that scripture the word Wait means Rope. You could have heard me laugh all the way down the street.

It seems we are playing “Tug-O-War” with a rope tied to all the things of our earthly walk. When all we need do is to let go of the rope tied to the world…

Reach up and grab the rope called “Wait” that God is dangling in front of us.

Grab that Rope and don’t let go!

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