In order to LET GO, we are to HOLD FAST.
The key to letting go and letting God, to letting not our hearts be troubled, to entering God's rest, is to SEE and to HOLD FAST to the Person of our Lord Jesus, and all that He has done for us.
- Hebrews 4:14
SEEING then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us HOLD FAST our confession
- Hebrews 10:19-23
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way...Let us HOLD FAST the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
- Joshua 23:1-3,8,10
Now it came to pass, a long time after the Lord had given REST to Israel... You have SEEN all that the Lord your God has done..., for the Lord your God is He who had fought for you...you shall HOLD FAST to the LORD your God...for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.
We will want to hold fast to Jesus, and we will succeed in doing so, when we SEE:
- Him, our High Priest (Hebrews 4:14);
- His faithfulness (Hebrews 10:23);
- what He has already given to us (Joshua 23:1);
- what he has already done for us (Joshua 23:3,8,10);
- that He is the One who is holding fast to us (Hebrews 13:5)
When we SEE Jesus, we cannot help but HOLD FAST to Him. And when we HOLD FAST to Jesus, we cannot help but LET GO of the things that trouble our hearts, and we cannot help but enter into REST.
To see God's BEST (i.e. to behold Jesus) is to enter God's REST.