May 22, 2023

Philippians 4:6–7 (NKJV) — 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

“Let go and let God” is a popular saying heard many times in my life. Does this mean we do nothing? Here are a few Bible verses that speak to this.

1 TIMOTHY 6:12 “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

-Christianity is not a static faith. We are called to not just stand. We are not called to just a defensive lifestyle. We are called to fight! “Fight the good fight of faith!”

2 TIMOTHY 2:3 “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

-Did anyone ever say living the Christian life was easy? When we accept Christ we enlist in God’s army. We are equipped to fight. Passivity is never mentioned in the Bible.

EPHESIANS 6:11 “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

-As any good soldier going into battle, Christians are equipped for battle. We must remember the battle is not just any battle. We must stand and stand firm.

JOHN 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

-How do we “Let go and let God?” We abide in Him. We live in Him. We allow His lifeblood to flow in and through our lives.

1 PETER 1:7 “that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,”

-Talk is cheap! We can talk all day long about being a Christian and speak only hollow words. The faith of a Christian is tested and tried. It is tested by fire. We are to stand even under the persecution of this world and the demonic forces of evil.