I Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxieties on God because He cares about you.” For a lot of years my prayers sounded like this, “God, I know You can do all things, so I give this problem to You. I trust You to handle it. Amen.” Five minutes later I am still fretting and playing tug-of-war with God. How do you let go and let God? Giving up control is never easy. It dawned on me one day, my thinking I could be in control was just an illusion. The truth is, I control almost nothing. God never panics, frets or wrings His hands. I read about a person who got a box and wrote the words “Trusting God” on it. When he was worried about something he couldn’t change or do anything about, he wrote the word on a piece of paper and put it in the box. Once he put it in the box it became God’s property, His responsibility. From the moment he gave God his problem, he was not allowed to worry about it. If he did, he had to go to the box and physically take the concern away from God. When he did, he was visually and physically acting out what the real issue was. He was not really trusting God. Over time, he learned to let it go. If you can do something about your worries, then go and do it. However, if you are worried about something out of your control, then stop playing the worry game.
– Dr. Tim Thompson