40 Days of Love – Day19

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 19

Fret not where the road will take you. Instead concentrate on the first step. That is the hardest part and that is what you are responsible for. Once you take that step let everything do what it naturally does and the rest will follow. Don’t go with the flow. Be the flow.“* 


Today, we are releasing worry and embracing God’s Love for us. 

Our Lent Booklet invites us today to release worry

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:25-27+34)

The key to letting go of worry, he taught, is to trust.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, … John 14:1

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give
to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled,
and do not let them be afraid” John 14:27

According to scripture, Jesus said these things just before he rode to Jerusalem where he was arrested at Gethsemane. We can look at this story and Jesus’ message as a call to learn to TRUST in the goodness of Life and the Divine presence. Jesus did not worry because he had total faith in God and his Life. He did not want to avoid being captured and crucified. He trusted God that his demise will be the ultimate message of trust, faith and Loving forgiveness. 

Faith and trust is giving up control over the outcome. This concept often seems alien to most people because we are often so scared of life’s mishaps that we feel that we must control as much of our environment as we can master.  But control is the opposite of trust and faith. Our personal will is blind and fear based. Trust and faith is Loved based, it is the knowing that whatever happens it is all OK, I am safe, I am held, I am Loved. No matter what. 

Today we affirm: I release worry and control. I embrace trust and the knowing that all is well.

Note : My writing is based on the book “40 Rules of Love” by by Elif Shafak (See more about the book here (click)  ( and The Lent booklet by Unity.org 

Personally, I think it is important to find the True meaning behind the word ‘LOVE’,  understand it and experience it as a Spiritual Quality inherently within us. 

I am going to walk this 40-day Lenten journey contemplating on the True meaning of Love, Divine Love, Spiritual Love for me by experimenting with the 40 rules and quotes from the Lent Booklet. Every day, between 

the 14th of February and the 28th of March 2024,

I will post a ‘rule’ from the book ’40 rules of Love’ and an a release idea from the book ’40 days of Let go, Let God – Lent 2024′ by Unity.org. Then, we will contemplate on it and share about it in the UNITY EUROPE Facebook Group (CLICK HERE).

Download the LENT BOOKLET @this link 2024 Lent English 

Let’s walk this journey together!

Join me by …

either reading the daily blogposts I create – SEE THEM HERE (CLICK) – or joining the FACEBOOK GROUP (CLICK) where I am going to share my writings and daily contemplative questions. I will also post a short video/audio material on the daily posts. (click on the buttons below to join)