Letting Go of the Why and Remembering the WHO

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“God can’t change who we’re becoming until we let go of who we were.” –Bob Goff


Katie Ganshert wrote:



“…Maybe it was time to stop trying to make the puzzle pieces fit. Maybe it was time to let go of the why and remember the Who.”


“Maybe comfort wasn’t to be found in the why.

Maybe comfort was to be found in the who.

A God who wept.”



You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.
-Isaiah 26:3-4





I find comfort and relief in the realization that, in His strength, I can choose to let go of the “whys” of tough stuff and instead concentrate and fix my eyes and heart on the WHO is right by my side, helping me and teaching me and growing me through each and every thing He allows in my life.


In The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, I read:

“Grace waits in broken places. Grace waits at the bottom of things. Grace loves you when you are at your darkest worst, and wraps you in the best light. Grace seeps through the broken places and seeps into the lowest places, a balm for wounds.”


“Grace is grace when it gives us what we’d never ask for but always needed, and moves us to become what we always wanted. But hardly ever the way we wanted.”

Gratefully His,




4 thoughts on “Letting Go of the Why and Remembering the WHO

  1. Love you Paula and pray that as you continue with God, that “….He will draw you out of many waters…”(Psalm 18:16).


  2. Short and sweet – good reminder to hang on to remembering the “WHO” for the easy days and the hard days. Sometimes we get as upset over the little stuff as we do the big stuff. The solution is always the same – go back to our wonderful “Who”. Blessings on your day…


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