Stop and Let God

By Laura Trejo |  June 2, 2013

 When faced with a problem or difficult situation what is the first thing that most of us do? We try to fix it! Not only do we want the problem fixed but we also have an inherent feeling of responsibility to fix it ourselves. We believe that for some reason the appropriate and adult thing to do is to figure it out on our own and not trouble anyone else by asking for help. When a child has a problem, what is the first thing they do? They call out, “Mom” or “Dad”! Our heavenly Father has designed for us to depend on Him the same way that children rely on their parents. When something presents itself to us as a challenge, the first thing we need to do is call out, “Father, help me!” 

Proverbs 3:5 tells us, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean on our own understanding.” This verse frees us from the responsibility that society places on us by ingraining that we must be self-sufficient, self-made men and women to succeed. The Word does not tell us to do all that we can possibly do to fix a situation and then ask the Father to help us after everything else has failed. 

So stop trying to fix, stop searching the internet for an answer, stop obsessing about what you can do and let God do! Our Father is able and willing to work for you in any situation when you give Him the freedom to do so. He gives us a choice to draw from Him and receive His provision or to rely on our own knowledge. He does not force His love and blessing on us, they are ours for the taking if we will just take them.  So Praise God that He is faithful, He is more than enough, and He promises to be there when we call. 

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
- Matthew 7:11