God wants us to give things to Him -- not to fret, not to worry, not to dwell on troubles. Here's how it is said in The Message (Philippians 4:6-7): Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
This isn't always easy. Sometimes it is really really tough. I have an issue in my life I tried to give up. I have prayed about it off and on for years, and lately I've prayed almost constantly about it. It still eats away at me. It is like it has barbed hooks in me that I can't get out.
God, is this what you're trying to tell me? That no matter how I try and attempt to let go of all this I can't do it because I don't have a God perspective? That must be it. I know it. But still, the hooks are there.
Despite my attempts, nothing I've done has made this situation better. In fact, my attempts have just hurt me more. I don't know if my attempts have made the situation worse but they sure have made me worse. So, in an act of self preservation I'm giving up . I'll let it be. I'll let the Master Farmer work in the situation. I'll get out of the way so God can work unhindered by my human efforts.
My dog wanted to help me last night but his help hindered my work. I had to hold down his paw so I could get to his ear.
Lord, hold my paw. And Please do your work.