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TLR 070 - Holding On When You Want to Let Go with Sheila Walsh - The Living Room - Episode 070

“God is still writing your story!”

In this episode, Sheila Walsh shares powerful truths from God’s Word and her personal journey in her newest book, Holding On When You Want to Let Go: Clinging to Hope When Life Is Falling Apart.

Early on in her public ministry, Sheila broke down on national television and felt like her usefulness and worthiness was gone and therefore she had reached the end of her road. But God was not finished with her yet. She learned to look to Jesus in the midst of her pain and has inspired millions to do the same.

When Covid-19 hit in 2020, Sheila felt the once-familiar spiral once again and began to seek the Holy Spirit for direction on how to live in these new challenging times. Sheila reminds us to release control over the broken and missing pieces in our lives to the One who holds it all.

Will you find shelter in the God who is big enough to receive you as you are?

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • We can learn how to access the full-weight of the promises of God
  • “The silence of God’s voice will make you wonder if He’s even there. The absence of God’s presence will make you wonder if He even cares. He is and He does.” ~ Chuck Swindoll
  • The Psalms can speak for us, giving us a language when we don’t know how to express ourselves
  • “We live by faith and not by explanations.” ~ Warren Wiersbe
  • We must ask ourselves if we believe Scripture to be true, then how would that change the way we are acting
  • We can bring every missing and broken piece of our lives to the foot of the cross
  • True worship declares God’s goodness even when we can’t see it
  • Only God gets to write your last chapter
  • “Be Still” means letting go of what you are trying to control and holding on to the One who always has control (Psalm 46:10)
  • There is no condemnation and there is no separation from God (Romans 8)
  • God is the God of the messer-upper
  • Learn to take small steps toward God rather than toward a specific outcome
  • The more we get to know God, the more we know we can trust Him
  • Our God is big enough to receive our questions and to love us in the midst of our doubts
  • Every time we walk into a room the atmosphere should change because of who lives in us
  • We are always on mission to bring the light of Jesus every where we go
  • While disagreements are inevitable, our greatest calling is to love
  • Repentance is an action, not an emotion
  • Reading the Word of God out loud will lift your spirit
  • “Hold on to Jesus with everything that’s in you and on the days when you feel yourself slipping remember you are being held”

"When we let go of control we are being held by the God who will never let go" - Sheila Walsh - The Living Room Podcast - Episode 070

I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.

~ Psalm 27:13

Links from Show

BOOK: Holding On When You Want to Let Go: Clinging to Hope When Life Is Falling Apart

STUDY GUIDE: Holding On When You Want to Let Go Study Guide: Clinging to Hope When Life Is Falling Apart

The Bible App – You Version

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