When you find yourself in any kind of transition, especially a prolonged one—like the one we are currently experiencing from the COVID-19 virus—it can seem too hard to bear.
You just do not think you will make it. You wish you could go back to the way things used to be before all of this pain started.
The pressure can be intense, and you feel squeezed from every side, stripped, unprepared.
Yet a time of transition is taking you somewhere. Although the passage is narrow, it is taking you from a place of confinement to a place of enlargement.
To keep from stalling, you need to let go of the past and allow yourself to propel forward.
In my own personal life, while going through nine years of cancer, losing my wife, the loss of income and the swirl of living life in a public goldfish bowl, I repeatedly heard these words: Let go.
By gifting and calling, I could seek the Lord for prophetic words to encourage others, and He would speak to me. But when I sought Him for a word for myself, all I heard from the Holy Spirit was “Let go.”
For at least five years, I had to go through an Isaac experience (Gen. 22); I had to be willing to lay everything on the altar.