JUST SAY “GOOD RIDDANCE”

Has pain from the past

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Say “Good riddance” and smile.

Become a great grievance?
Just give it to God,
And then say, “Good riddance!”

Is your grieving and sorrow
Too heavy to bear?
Give it over to Jesus,
And then leave it there.

Are your duties so many
They’ve become an encumbrance?
Turn it over to Him
And then say, “Good riddance!”

Do you struggle with life?
Do you question and fret?
Remember the Savior
Will never forget.

Does life in the present
Seem beyond endurance?
Give it over to Him
And then say, “Good riddance!”

Stop carrying your load;
Unburden your soul.
Let the Lord Jesus Christ
Take over the whole.

Lay it all at His feet
And walk in obedience.
Let Jesus take charge
And just say, “Good riddance!”

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It doesn’t have to stay this bad. Just say, “Good riddance” and let the spirit of heaviness go into Jesus’ hands.

This, I grant, is not the best poetry in the world, but I wanted to make a point in a poetic way. We so often carry our burdens, allow sorrow to weigh us down, try to “get on with life” without dealing with pain from the past and struggles in the present. It doesn’t work. They always come back to “haunt” us, to sidetrack us and sometimes derail us. The best way to deal with these things is to take them to the Lord in prayer, tell Him all about how you feel, let go of the whole and leave it there. Then shout out, “Good riddance!”

We don’t need to carry these things in our own strength. Jesus has promised to be our Burden-Bearer, our Guide, our Provider, our Comfort, our Hiding Place, our Deliverer, our Strong Tower, a Father to the fatherless and a Husband to the widow. He wants us to surrender everything to Him so that He can have full control of our lives and be free to lead us into our destiny.

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Say “Good riddance” and fly free!

When we have learned to leave it all with Him, there is good reason to shout out, “Good riddance!” It brings freedom, joy, a lightness of spirit that helps us go through all the trials that life brings. The Lord will not give us more than we can handle, but we have the choice of whether to take on burdens of our own or to take His yoke which is easy, His burden which is light. This is the way to healthy living physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and relationally. Just dump it all on Jesus and rid yourself of an unnecessary weight.

Yes, I’m giving you a push here. Come on, you can do it! It’s time! Let me hear you shout it out! “Good riddance!”

I hope you have had a little fun with the photos and been a little encouraged by the words. Life can be hard at times. Sometimes it seems to be more hard than otherwise. But we have a faithful God who wants to carry us through those hard times. Give Him a chance and give Him your troubles. Say, “Good riddance” and run free.

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12 thoughts on “JUST SAY “GOOD RIDDANCE”

    • Thank you so much, Nancy. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yes, though it is sometimes one of the hardest things we must learn to do, it is necessary to rid ourselves of that pain and those things which have troubled us and give them to the Lord. Thank you for commenting.

    • So well-stated in your poem and in the narrative that follows as well. Far too many times, we humans try to figure it out on our own. When the problems and tormenting memories persist, we have two choices–continue carrying the burdens ourselves, or “give them to HIM, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Yea and AMEN!

  1. Learning to leave the pain with Jesus has been, well still is, a process for me. It is as simple as giving it to Him, but I’ve not always found it so easy.
    Thankyou for the reminder that we can say “good riddance” to the pain of our past.

    • Thank you for stopping by, Mukkove. I think we are all still in this process along with you. It is, as you say, simple, but definitely not easy and not usually our first response to that pain. God bless.

  2. So true, Diane, and so well-stated in both your poem and the narrative that follows. Too many times, we try to figure things out on our own and “give it to Jesus” as the last resort. How easy it is to give it to Him! The only hard part is making up our minds to do so in the beginning. Thanks for the reminder!

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