"There was a mountain climber who desperately wanted to conquer the Aconcagua and began climbing it after years of preparation. But, he wanted the glory to himself, so he went up alone. He started climbing and it became later and later. He didn't prepare for camping, so he decided to keep going. Soon it grew very dark.
Night fell with heaviness at a very high altitude. Visibility was zero. Everything was black. There was no moon, and the stars were covered by clouds. As he was climbing a ridge at about 100 meters from the top, he slipped and fell. Falling rapidly, he could only see blotches of darkness that passed. He felt a terrible sensation of being sucked in by gravity.
He kept falling, and in those anguishing moments, good and bad memories passed through his mind. He thought certainly he would die. But then he felt a jolt that almost tore him in half. Yes! Like any good mountain climber he had staked himself with a long rope tied to his waist. In those moments of stillness, suspended in the air, he had no other choice but to shout, "Help me God! Help me!" God replied, "Do you really think I can save you?" "Of course, my God!" "Then let go of the rope that is holding you up," God said.
There was another moment of silence and stillnes. The man gripped the rope even tighter.
The rescue team says that the next day they found a frozen, mountain climber, hanging strongly to a rope... TWO FEET OFF THE GROUND." (Author Unknown)
I bet this is not the first time that you read this story. I've shared this same story back in 2011 but the message is timeless. And it's good to be reminded of the truth that there will always be moments when we need to let go and let God.
Roy Lessin just posted this on his blog:
“Letting Go” without “Letting God” is like throwing a yo-yo with the string still attached to your finger…no matter how hard you throw the yo-yo, it still remains in your possession.
Letting Go is when you find release;He ended with this quick conversation between God and man:
Letting God is when your heart finds peace.
Letting Go is when you seek His best;
Letting God is when your heart finds rest.
Letting Go is when you choose His will;
Letting God is when your heart is still.
“God, I have let go, but I’m falling.” I cried out in fear.
“Do not be troubled,” He lovingly replied, “All is well, you are falling into My outstretched arms!”
When things don't go our way, when we have exhausted all our means but we still couldn't find what we're looking for, when we have done everything we could but our best is still not good enough, when we just don't know what else to do and where to go next, then we need to simply let go and let God. :)
As Fr. Mareddy said, we may be confused at times - sometimes, too confused that we no longer know what to pray for. But fret not, God is never confused. He knows what we need, He knows which prayers to answer, and He makes all things beautiful in His time. ♥
Surrender. Let go. Let God. :)