The Power of Release

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“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7.

When you are set on fulfilling God’s purpose for your life, you must remember to release people and situations to God. Why? Because it will destroy you and will hinder your spiritual progress if you don’t. Obey God and release them. You can’t free them by your power. You can’t deliver anyone in your own strength. You can’t change anything about that situation by yourself. You can’t, but God can. And if anything miraculous is going to happen, it’s going to be by the power of God’s Holy Spirit.

Don’t take upon yourself a responsibility God didn’t give you. Don’t worry yourself trying to figure out what you can do to save them. Do only what God tells you to do and then release it to Him. I know it’s tough, but you must know that God cares for that person AND for you. Give it to Him and stand back and watch Him work.

God is saying by His Spirit, “I will do what I promised. Trust Me. Entrust them to Me. I can go where you can’t. I can see where You can’t. Nothing is hidden from Me. Release them to Me. Give it all to Me and You will see Me demonstrate My love and My power in ways You thought were impossible.”

A Challenge for You: Make a list of every person you are carrying on your heart and mind. Go down the list and say, “Lord, I release ____(say their name)___ to You. I entrust them to Your care. Have Your way in their lives. In Jesus name.”

Prayer: Father God, I care so much for the people in my life, and I want to see them experience the life and freedom that I am experiencing in You. I exercise the power You have given me through Jesus and I release them by faith into Your care. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

2 thoughts on “The Power of Release

  1. I have a friend that is hanging on to her faith with the tips of her fingernails, she lost her twin brother. I see her mourning and I want to know exactly what to say or do to make her feel better, but I realize that is not healing I can provide. I can provide earthly support, but only God can provide what she needs (emotional and spiritual healing, grace and understanding…) so I can only pray for her and release her God from him to carry her through her storm. Sometimes the wait is the hardest part, but if endure no matter what, we will see that we always leave the storm looking better than we went in with a few extra lessons under our belts, and possibly even joy. Preparation for another level is never easy!

  2. This just happened to me just a while ago. I saw a friend in pain at work, seeking revenge because a man slapped his son in the face last night. I kept telling him to give it to God. I begged him to pray, i even tried praying for him. But, in my mind, it was like I knew, i could not save him, He had to learn to save himself.

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