Song of the Week - #23 - "I Let Them Go"
This song came out of a hurtful situation in which I was wounded and offended by someone’s words in a deep way. Being an offended person is the last thing on earth I want to be! Yet, if I’m honest, I’ve discovered that I can let peoples’ words and actions offend me on a regular basis. Offense is a heavy burden. However, Jesus invites me to cast my cares on Him. Because He has forgiven me of so much, and because He, the Forgiver, lives in me, He is able to empower me to forgive others. For me, this means not only telling Him about my cares and hurts, but truly releasing them to Him and leaving them behind. My prayer is that this song will touch your heart and inspire you to cast your offenses and cares upon Jesus, and to live in the true freedom that forgiveness brings.
Thanks to Laura Story who co-wrote this song with me. Her songwriting expertise, graciousness, and anointing are such a gift. A special thank you to Pastor Bernie Federmann for purchasing this beautiful Guild Resonator Guitar for me. And thanks again to Josh Kim for his technical help and to Carlos Gallardo-Candia for continuing to do such a great job producing Song Of The Week.
Matthew 6:12 NLT “and forgive us our sins as we have forgiven those who sin against us.”
1Peter 5:7 NIV “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Isaiah 53:3-5 NLT He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
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