I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Let it go!” many times.

Something bugs us and just like a tick, it gets under our skin.

And like the tick… it will fester and bring disease to our bodies.


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Some of us have control issues.  [ahem!]

We have trouble letting go, don’t we?


This scripture jumped off the page when I read it…

Let go of your concerns!
    Then you will know that I am God.
        I rule the nations.
        I rule the earth.  

~Psalm 46:10


Did you see it too?


Then you will know that I am God.


And just for good measure.  Because we might be stuck in our own little rut, God says…

I rule the nations.

I rule the earth.

Not me.  Not you.  God does.


This seems like little stuff.

Big little stuff.

But here’s the thing. When we get the little stuff taken care of, often the big stuff gets taken care of too.


Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. from Psalm 46 - AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Let go of your concerns!
    Then you will know that I am God.

If we don’t let go of all that stuff that’s weighing us down, the stuff we fret about during the day, you name it… we don’t know who God is.


Because instead… we make ourselves God.

Yikes!  That hit too close to home, didn’t it?

I would never, ever, want to elevate myself over God.

But, I do, whenever I hang on to all my concerns.


God even clarifies things in this verse for us.

He wants to make sure we understand something vitally important…

He is God and he rules the nations and the earth.



What’s that extra weight you’ve been carrying around everywhere you go?

What is it that you chew on and fret about?

What keeps you awake at night?


Let it go!!


Meditate on this verse… post it… memorize it:

Let go of your concerns!
    Then you will know that I am God.
        I rule the nations.
        I rule the earth.  ~Psalm 46:10


When we let go of our concerns we get to know God in his fullness.

We will see and experience his work in our lives in amazing ways.

We will see him redeem and restore the broken, stolen, or lost.

We will see him do what only God can do.


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Are you with me?

Let it go!

It will be unimaginably freeing.

Peace and calm will wash over you and stay with you.

And every time you think about carrying those concerns… think of them as you would a tick.

If a tick landed on your skin, you couldn’t move fast enough to get rid of it.

We need to do the same with our worry and fear… all our concerns.


Respond below by sharing what it is that you let go!

It’s a big step.  You can do it!


JoyDay! - Squirrel feeding from the bird feeding platform


It’s JoyDay!


It’s the day we take time to look back over our past week and count ‘seven’ — the good and the no-so-good and count it all JOY!  When we do… our joy meters rise and our attitudes and perspectives get re-set.

Won’t you join me?

I’ll start!

Thank you God for…

  1. the fun of watching games with friends.
  2. too much snow and the beauty of it.
  3. clean sheets on the bed.
  4. knowing you’re leading us.
  5. this trust walk we’re on with you.
  6. a super fun day spent with a dear friend.
  7. the anticipation you placed in my heart.

It’s YOUR turn!

Tap your seven in the “share your extraordinary thoughts” space below and watch your joy meter soar!

Thanks for stopping by today!
May your day overflow with hope and joy!


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  1. Betty Brown says

    Thank you God for: Sunshine,being able to sleep when James isn’t home, helping me to be an encourager to my niece,my new chair , children that rally around when its necessary, grandkids that are highly favored, my first great grandson that will be here soon.

  2. Diane says

    Betty, I rejoice with you in seeing God’s hand of blessing on your life. I love how you’re seeing the good through your challenging days. {hugs} and prayers

  3. Gwen says

    1. Oh those deep sorrows and tears I can’t remember later but hurt so badly it’s unbearable when it happens–Praise You God even in the midst of this
    2. Meditate on Gods Word. Share with others how.
    3. An understanding husband that I reached my mental limit and I must stop in the middle of a mess and rest
    4. God you know the longings of my heart. Thank you for giving me a new chair to look at
    5. I’m tired and hungry but dinner is made when I felt a bit better
    6. Good news that Curt’s oncologist will fight for him to not have to switch because his insurance now hired one. One. And Curts was such a rare kind he’s never been left with a yearly check up. He gets treatment even now
    7. Fun help from my daughter and SIL–to get pictures rehung and dirt cleaned plus they came ASAP

    • Diane says

      My dear friend… how my heart aches for with you as you walk through the days of sadness… yet I rejoice as you are able to see God’s hand and blessing in so many ways. May God continue to battle for you and bring others alongside to meet every need you have. Keeping you and and Curt in our prayers… {{hugs}}

  4. Debbi Saunders says

    Thank you God for
    1. I am so grateful for friends that uplift and hold my hand in prayer during one of the greatest challenges of my life!
    2. That I receive messages from God that fill me with hope!
    3 . For His promises in the Bible.
    4. For beautiful sunny days!
    6. For a Dear friend who challenges me not to give into Fear!
    7 . For bold Godly confidence to face the ungodly, unjust Bank and Judge,

    • Diane says

      And I want to add and Amen! to your ‘seven,’ Debbi. {{hugs}} You inspire me as you navigate these days. Keeping you in our prayers.

  5. Thank you God for:
    1. A fabulous trip back to my old home to visit in-laws and friends.
    2. The happiness I felt in returning to our new home and the feeling that this IS home, even after only 5 months of living here.
    3. The crisp but sunny weather that brightens my days.
    4. Water Zumba! My new exercise routine that is not even like exercise!
    5. A new friend I met yesterday at church who I made an immediate connection with . . . Lunch date Wednesday!
    6. A Pastor who isn’t afraid to preach truth and stands on the Word of God as Truth! “We are not called to be relevant, we are called to be salt!” Amen!
    7. You, dear Diane, who reminds me to write down my blessings each week.

    • Diane says

      Patti… Thanks for sharing your ‘seven.’ I love how God is blessing you in so many wonderful ways! 🙂
      May your week overflow with God’s goodness and JOY!! [[hugs]]

  6. Mel says

    I sneak in mid week, still knowing how abundantly blessed I am….and still aware I can whine and kvetch and fret and srew about those things that I have no control over.

    And so I stay joyful:
    –my humaness that provides me with plenty of material to laugh about.
    –the calls from the 5 year old. She makes my whole soul smile.
    –for the opportunity to present someone I worked with their 27 year sobriety medallion.
    –the equal joy in presenting a 9 year sobriety medallion….two in one month!
    –the book I was gifted because someone thought I’d enjoy it.
    –the food hamper himself and I put together for a struggling single mom.
    –the light in someone’s eyes when the finally see that there IS hope for them too…such a joy and a privilege to witness that awakening!!

    LOL! Happy hump day!

    • Diane says

      You know I will never say we “must” count on Sunday only! 🙂 Around about hump day, we need to fill our JOY cups… what a better way to do it!
      Thanks for stopping by Mel! You will always be joyful in my “book.” 🙂 I love how you are involved in so many people’s lives in such a meaningful way… you live a life of love. [hugs]

  7. Diane, great encouragement today for me to Let it Go and Let God. Thanks for sharing! I’m visiting from Imparting Grace linkup.

    Kim Stewart

    • Diane says

      Thank YOU for stopping over Kim and leaving your sweet words!
      All the best for a blessed weekend!

  8. Hi, really needed to hear this today. My seven.
    1. Thankful that I can teach my children at home without too much government intervention.
    2. Thankful that my husband is around more often because of work.
    3. Thankful that we have a beautiful home and small farm to live in and on.
    4. Thankful for all the livestock God has given us.
    5. Thankful that God has given us the ability to be self sufficient.
    6. Thankful that I have a great marriage and family.
    7. Thankful for my family – all of them right down to our grandchildren.
    Thanks again for this great post, I would love it if you would share it at Good Morning Mondays .

    • Diane says

      So grateful to be used as the messenger, Terri. God is so good. 🙂
      Rejoicing with you as you gratefully receive all these wonderful blessings!
      Thanks for stopping by Terri and leaving your ‘seven.’
      May your weekend overflow with joy!


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