Hold on Loosely
Everything in this life—and everyone you hold dearest and most precious—you must release one day. Corrie Ten Boom said it well: "Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open." Job, who had suffered the loss of his ten children, had learned the hard lesson of holding onto God’s gifts with loose fingers. He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there. The LORD gives, and the LORD takes away. May the name of the LORD be blessed!” (Job 1:21) Are you grasping something—or someone—too tightly? Loosen your grip.