letting go (a story)

little boy: daddy, my toy broke :(

dad: oh, well, i can fix it for you, if you’d like

little boy: yes please, daddy

dad: i’m going to have to take it away from you for awhile so i can work on it, okay?

little boy: *crestfallen* do you really?

dad: yes, sweetie, i do. i’ll bring it back as soon as i’m done with it, okay?

little boy: *reluctantly* okay.. :(

{a day later}

little boy: daddy, i want my toy back

dad: i’m not done working on it, son

little boy: i don’t care, i miss it.. i want it back. please can i have it back?

dad: okay, son, if that’s what you want. here you go.

{the day after that}

little boy: daddy, my toy’s broke. can you fix it?

dad: okay, but you’ve gotta give it to me for a while.

little boy: okay..

{the next day}

little boy: daddy, is my toy done yet?

dad: not quite, son. it might take a while more, but when i’m done, it’ll be like new again

little boy: oh.. well… i think i want it back now. can you give it to me please?

dad: well, okay, son, if that’s what you want.. here you go.

{etc.}

me: why isn’t this fixed yet?

God: well, child, 

you never let go of it long enough for Me to fix it.

okay, God. You have my heart. i’m letting go. for as long as it takes. cos only You can heal these broken hearts… wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD…

Out of the depths, O Lord, I cry to You
When I am tempted to despair
Though I might fail to trust Your promises
You never fail to hear my prayer
And if You judged my sin
I’d never stand again
But I see mercy in Your hands

So more than watchmen for the morning
I will wait for You, my God
When my fears come with no warning
In Your Word I’ll put my trust
When the harvest time is over and I still see no fruit
I will wait, I will wait for You

The secret mysteries belong to You
We only know what You reveal
And all my questions that are unresolved
Don’t change the wisdom of Your will
In every trial and loss
My hope is in the cross
Where Your compassions never fail

i will wait for You, my God… :'(

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