I Will Never Let You Go

My child, never think that your time with Me is not

“molding you after my will, as you wait, yielded and still.”

Your prayers are being answered.

Your prayers to live for Me each day;

to let go of the things that would take you

from this closeness are heard.

Daily, I take things out of your life which might draw you away from me.

You must not fear I will let you go, my precious child.

 The words in quotation reference the hymn “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” written around 1902 by Adelaide A. Pollard. She had an idea of what she wanted to do for God, but circumstances did not turn out as she planned. Feeling distressed about the uncertainty in her life, Adelaide attended a prayer meeting, where she heard an elderly woman say to God, “It does not matter the things You bring into our lives, simply have Your own way with us.”

We can trust God with our prayers to shape and mold our lives to bring Him glory. The Bible contains several passages describing God as our potter, we as the clay. Adelaide meditated on Jeremiah 18 and Isaiah 64:8 which reads, “O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (NIV)

Note: ‘Listening’ by Rose Harmer; Comments by Sandy Grauer


About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called listeningtohear.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to I Will Never Let You Go

  1. Bob Hunter says:

    Thanks for the information on the circumstances under which “Have Thine Own Way, Lord,” a long-time favourite hymn of mine, was composed.


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