There is no better decision than to give it to Jesus and let it go. Whether that is a trial you are facing or something you are worried about coming up, maintaining the weight of that on your own is a hard one to keep afloat. Like the queen of country music, Carrie Underwood, said “Jesus take the wheel.” When you truly give something up to Jesus, the feeling of release and peace after is the best feeling in the world. Another saying I have heard once that put giving it to Jesus in perspective was “if you want God to open a door or give clarity, get your hand off the doorknob. It isn’t you that has control of the main feature, opening the door, it’s Jesus Christ. I heard this and all I wanted to do was drop all anxiety, worry, fear, and trial just to release it to God.
Giving it to Jesus and letting go sound quite simple and I am sure it is a saying we hear a lot. What we do not hear a lot is how to let go and let God be in control. First, what does it truly mean to give it to God? It means to place your trust in Him and know that He is a faithful God. The more you spend time with Him and are in the Word, the more understanding you will have of trusting him. He shows His character throughout the Bible and the more I understand the place he takes in the stories throughout; I know He will always answer us. He leaves no man behind and will meet you at whatever phase, spot, situation, and place of life you are at.
I want to share three ways I have given it to God, let Him be in control of my days, and surrender to Him. First, is giving God my day. It has taken time and commitment, but as soon as I wake up I say a morning prayer for my day ahead. I try to go straight into my devotion after, sometimes I slack and check my phone which is an area I need to improve in. I make sure to devote the first part of my day to honoring God, learning about Him, and praying. I have my routine I am in with books and a guide through the book of the Bible I am in, but this can look different for everyone. Some listen to worship music, have a devotional book, or just pray. We are all on our own path and you have to do what is best for you for advancing and growing your faith. I will say the Bible and praying are the closest things we have to our Heavenly Father, so I rely and lean heavenly on it. By giving your day, you not only set the tone but you can bring potential issues before the throne before they become problems and you can focus on all the good gifts He gives us throughout our day because we look for them in gratitude.
This next one feeds off the first which is giving it to God in prayer. I love the saying “What a friend we have in Jesus” because it really is so true. He is available to listen at any time of the day and as unbelievable as that may sound, it is so true because I have received peace like no other during those times. Pain will exist from the cradle to the grave, but even in this, God invites us to know him and be comforted through prayer. There is a peace that surpasses all understanding that is readily available for those who make everything known to God in prayer (Philippians 4:6–8).
Lastly give it to God by renewing your mind continually. The world will constantly try to add worries to your day so it is important that you are aware of your spiritual health! Continually surrender those worries to God. Trust and believe that God is for you. He loves you and wants only the best for you. When you let go, you can fully rest in His strength. You don’t have to worry. The Creator of the World is on your side.
Letting go means we acknowledge that hanging on so tightly isn’t helping to solve the problem, change the person, or get the outcome we desire. It isn’t helping us. Hanging on often blocks us from getting what we want and need. Letting go sets us free and connects us to God. We need to recognize His authority and move over to let Him lead. Take your hand off the doorknob If you want to get to the places He has in his plans for you, friend. Always remember, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8.28 ESV
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