Let Go and Let God

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The phrase, “Let go, and let God.” is not biblical; not only because it promotes a hands off approach to taking responsibility for your own actions, but it is also unbiblical simply because its teaching is not found in the Bible. The bible does not teach that the child of God is to merely give their troubles to God, while at the same time sit around waiting for Him to do something about the mess we more than likely put our self in.

Now, is it true that God is always working on our behalf? Absolutely! However, we are not called to passively sit around waiting for God to work out all our wrongs, instead, we are called to give our troubles to God; while at the same time, we are called to work out what God has put in us. In other words, we are called to work while we wait on God. I am reminded of the words of James, Jesus’ half brother, who said,

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” James 1:5-8
Truth be told, how much faith does it take to just “let go, and let God?” Rather, wisdom is needed where action is present. The christians prayer should sound something along the lines of this,“Lord, I need you to work out this problem in my life (whatever it is) and I trust that in your own way you will work it out for my good and ultimately for your own glory. I know that you love me, and have called me to live in a way that seeks to lift up your name before the watching world, because of this, Lord, I come to you asking that you give me the wisdom I need to do what is right is this situation (whatever it is). Help me to see past the fog, and use me to do what needs to be done.”
See, the above prayer is not a hands off approach to trusting God, it is not a simply, “letting go, and letting God” kind of prayer; instead, its premise is based on action. Again, I am reminded of the words of the Apostle James when he talks about the true nature of faith. He said, “faith without works is dead.”

What I am proposing is a more well-rounded and biblical way of thinking when it comes to trusting God with your problems in prayer. Instead of sitting back and waiting for Him to fix your problems; remember that God works through means. In other words, by faith, you need to actually work hard and do all you can to trust God enough to fix the problems you’re giving to God in prayer, and as you do so, you will often see that God worked your situation out (although He is never obligated to work things out the way you wanted them worked out) by means of you trusting Him enough to actually put feet to your prayers.  Rather than just “letting go, and letting God” how about you trust your concerns over to God in prayer, while at the same time by faith, do something about your concerns; always keeping in mind, that God works through means.

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