It’s Out of My Hands: A Song of Letting Go
It’s out of my hands, it’s out of my reach
It’s over my head and it’s out of my league
There’s too many things that I don’t understand
So it’s into your will and it’s out of my hands
Have you come to a point in life where everything seems falling apart? Maybe, it’s a family problem, a relationship problem, a disease, a never-ending issue in the workplace, or just anything that’s been bothering you for quite a long time. Our immediate response would be to take control of the situation even to the point of controlling people and manipulating circumstances so that the outcome would favor us. Yet, we still end up stressed and losing because of our impulse to hold on, to control, to manipulate.
The Temptation to Become Like God
We aren’t meant to control. It’s God’s job to do that. When we attempt to hold on to something, to take charge of our situation, it’s like we’re trying to be like God. And that’s where we become frustrated because we’re trying to do what we aren’t supposed to do. We, just like Adam and Eve, are always tempted to be like God. We are created to love, to fellowship – for relationship. They abandoned that and instead, attempted to build a world of their own. And we are still copying that pattern until now. No wonder the world is such a messy place.
The Better Way and Only Way…..
At first, the thought of letting go repulses us. We hate letting go of things, letting go people that are dear to us but does not help us grow to become the person we are meant to be. But it’s the only way of experiencing peace. But when we see that’s our situation is just going from bad to worse, that’s when we realize that letting go is the only alternative to a troubled and perplexing living.
It’s Out of My Hands by Matthew West
So, here’s the song that I’ve found appropriate for this topic – Matthew West’s It’s Out of My Hands:
Maybe you’re currently going under stress, sorrow or suffering because of things that you are still holding on. You bet God wants you to let go of them so that He can give you the best in its stead. Everything will turn out right according to His unfathomable wisdom.
Only when we realize we are mere mortals who are limited in strength, limited in resources, limited in our knowledge, that we come to know the limitless God who works all things together for the good of those who love Him and those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).