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Letting Go

on October 2, 2014

An early fall day in Charlottesville, VA

Today the leaves fell down like rain 

I saw their loss as only gain 

letting go of all things old 

releasing grip of all they hold  

preparing for their dormant state 

for all the coming change they wait 

making room for all things new

making room for more of You 

we anticipate it patiently 

blazing colors we’ll soon see 

Every living thing brings glory 

to the One who writes our story

Driving home today, I saw one of the first tell-tale signs of fall.  Leaves were dancing, swirling around as I drove down a twisty road.  All these beautiful trees around us are preparing to bare their naked branches before the world.  Letting go for us is a process…but these beautiful, dancing leaves reminded me that letting go is also a beautiful thing.

And I thought of some of the things I hold on to… that I need to let fall to the ground.

Like having unreasonable expectations of myself, and of others. 

past hurts

mistakes I have made

of “stuff” I don’t need taking up space in my house

of what others think of me

and the more I am able to let go of these things… the more room I make for Him.

But forget all that—
    it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.  Isaiah 43:18



13 responses to “Letting Go

  1. C.J. Penn says:

    Beautiful… thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  2. popswally says:

    Reblogged this on Journey With Jesus and commented:
    By truly letting go we only allow more space for the Holy Spirit’s residence and the fullness of grace, awesome! Thank you for sharing this observation as God laid this on your heart. ~R


  3. Everything will be new one bright beautiful day, Julie. His face shines upon us always because of Jesus. We are blessed indeed. Have a great and wonderful day!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I love fall. Did you see any snakes?


  5. ropheka says:

    Sometimes it is hard to let go, that is when we need the Holy Spirits help and sometimes councilling. Your poem is very beautful and true. God bless

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Julie Harris says:

    Thank you 🙂 Letting go is hard- but His grace is sufficient! And we have a wonderful Councelor in Him!! Blessings to you as well!


  7. Shanda says:

    I’m with you on this, sister! The colors in your picture are stunning.


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