Giving it to God: 5 Ways to Let Go and Let God

How do we let go and let God?

Paul says to “throw off everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles us” (Hebrews 12.1 NIV).

Every day we have a chance to renew our minds in Christ. This allows Him to take all that hinders us so we can run “the race marked for us.”

These hinders become sin that trips us up and slows us down. Giving it to God may seem scary at first, but our surrender will bring us freedom.

Runners know that to run with perseverance they have to let go of everything. Some will even shave the hair on their entire body because a slick, clean surface makes all the difference.

Every day we must choose to let go of what’s behind, so we have a smooth surface surrendered to God. When we let go, we give God a clean slate to do His mighty work in our lives.

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What Does it Mean to Let Go and Let God?

When we let go and let God, we are submitting fully to Him. We are letting go of whatever we’ve been trying to do on our own so God can do what only He can do.

Surrendering to God is literally giving up. It is telling God that we are not big enough to deal with our worries, and He must take over.

When we finally let go, we give God room to wield His mighty arm in our lives. When our hands are weak and tired, God’s hands are strong and powerful!

Powerful is your arm! Strong is your hand! Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength”

Psalm 89.13 NLT

Giving it to God simply means to put your complete faith in God to work things out for your good and to know that, ultimately, it is His will and not your own, that determines the outcome.

Prayer to Let Go and Let God

How to Let Go and Let God

Letting go and letting God is a daily, moment-by-moment choice. Like every discipline in life, we must learn to surrender and give it to God.

The enemy seeks every new day to cloud our minds with worries, doubts, and fears.

The devil wants there to be no room left for God in our lives. To let go and let God becomes a lifestyle of daily giving it all to Him.

Whenever the ugly hairs of negative thoughts seek to invade our space, we must cut them and give them to God immediately.

God’s mercies are new every morning, so what happened yesterday, last year or a decade ago is completely gone.

Carrying the past around will only take up space for God’s goodness, grace, and favor. Renewing our minds in Christ means letting go of all the burdens He died to take from us.

  • Let go and let God have control.
  • Let go and let God have your worry and fears.
  • Let go and let God have your finances.
  • Let go and let God have your future.

You can begin letting go and letting God do what only He can do by:

Start each day by giving it to God – Do not take yesterday’s mistakes into the clean slate of today.

Mentally shave off every single worry, doubt, fear, mistake, and anxiety from your mind each morning.

Give it to God by starting each day with prayer – Speak to God. Yes, the day is full of responsibilities, but first talk to God. Acknowledge Him.

Tell Him that you love Him. Tell Him that you are thankful for Jesus’ sacrifice for your life.

Invite God’s Spirit to guide you that day. Before you talk to anyone, talk to God. He will set your day on the right path.

Give it to God by starting each day with Scripture – Open your Bible and read where you left off from the previous day. Grab your phone and use a Bible App.

Look through your emails and find encouraging verses that are sent to you. The Bible is living and active and like cool water for your thirsty soul.

Give it to God by surrounding yourself with encouragement – You will never make it alone. You need to have people who speak truth into your life.

You can also listen to podcasts, read books, watch videos and listen to Christian music that boosts your faith and encourages your spirit.

Always be on the lookout for people and recourses that you can add as spiritual buffers in your life.

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 maintain 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.

Be sure to visit our extensive list of places to find printable Bible study and prayer resources!

Give it to God

Sometimes negative thoughts have become so much a part of our natural thought processes that we don’t know we can give them to God.

However, God needs space to move in our lives. We can clear out all the debris that is clogging up our minds and learn to surrender to Him.

Below are a few thought strongholds that seek to steal our minds and hearts from God.

Give it to God – Control

Control is the hardest thing to give up because without it we feel vulnerable. But we do not need to worry. God is already in control.

We need to recognize His authority and move over to let Him lead.

He is the Creator of the Universe so we can trust Him with each day. Letting go is scary at first, but the freedom in our minds and hearts will be worth it.

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

Give it to God – Worry

Worry adds not a single day to our lives. In fact, worry oppresses us every second.

Worry can literally affect not only our minds and hearts but our bodies too. Worry does absolutely nothing positive.

Surrender worry to God and watch your life float in His favor.

Related: 3 Steps to Let Go and Give God Your Worries

Give it to God – Finances

We tend to hold tightly to our finances. However, God wants to take the reins of our money.  Money can become an idol if we place it before God.

God wants to bless us, so we need to put our finances in their proper place: In God’s Hands. God will take care of us. We simply need to surrender our money and obey His leading.

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’”

Hebrews 13.5 ESV

Give it to God – Your Future

We can only change one day at a time. Living in the future robs us of the joy of today.

Each day is a gift, and we miss it when we allow our minds to dwell on all the unknowns. We can trust God with our future so we can focus on today.

Trying to control the future is like trying to control the wind. Contentment in today will prevent our eyes from wandering off to tomorrow.

 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself”

Matthew 6:34 NIV

Let Go and Let God Prayer Journal

1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) tells us to “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

Are you struggling with certain areas of your life and know you need to just let go and let God take the wheel?

Pink floral Let go and Let God Prayer Journal Pages with Screensavers

I created the Let Go and Let God Prayer Journal to help you to identify the things you need to relinquish control of, meditate on them, and ask God (in writing) to take the wheel.

This journal comes with verses of scripture to pray over specific areas of your life as well as journaling prompts to help you mediate over the issue as you ask God to take from you.

Give it to God – Let Go and Let God

Stop trying to make it in this world on your own because you won’t succeed!

  • When you are struggling in your finances, give it to God.
  • When you are struggling in your marriage, let go and let God handle it.
  • When fear over what the future holds has you paralized, give it to God.
  • When you feel you are at a breaking point and there are no other options, let go and let God do what only He can do!

How are you giving it to God in your daily life? Are you fully surrendering to Him in every area?

We’d love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment below about things you’ve let go and let God handle!

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47 thoughts on “Giving it to God: 5 Ways to Let Go and Let God”

  1. I love how you mentioned “every day we have the chance to renew our mind in Christ.” I think we often get into the mindset that our transformation in Christ takes place on its own when really it is a conscious, intentional decision we must make every day!

  2. Growing up, my best friend’s mom had a framed sign hanging in their house that said “Let Go and Let God” and I never really understood why that phrase meant so much to her. But now, as an adult, I get it 100%. We get so wrapped up in our day to day crises of every size and to-do lists that we need to be reminded on the regular! Giving it to God brings so much freedom, but for some reason we get hesitant. My guiding word this year is Intention. More specifically, I want to be intentional about godly surrender. This post on giving it all over to God, was such a sweet reminder!

    1. Amen that’s is so true we need to surrender without God we are nothing we need him every single do you ever life he is our strength our refuge our courage and walk in the holy spirit ain’t nobody God hear the truth and accept it it is so true to stay around positive people who can help you amen God can deliver us for no matter what place your shape we’re in we can just say seek him and put him in sinor of your life you have to have a Christian direct life and instead of a self-directed life that means you have to live God’s will not the will that you want to

  3. I appreciate this post and your YouTube! It is important to give it all to God because baggage gets heavy and pretty soon we do become so bogged down we have no energy left for anybody including God. Our family from all over the states do a Bible plan on You Version and it is a great way to hear each other’s hearts and stay in touch with accountability.

  4. This is such a daily thing. I’m always amazed at how I can wonder along quite well and then the Lord puts his finger on something i’ve been holding on to. 9 times out of 10 it’s something that has become an idol in my life, as i’ve allowed it to come between the Lord and I. Daily I look to him to be the eyes I don’t have, and as he sees things I need to let go of, daily I give it to him.

  5. Letting go and giving it to God is probably one of the scariest things I have ever done in my life. But definitely one of the best things!” I know when I start my day with God, in the Word learning His biblical truths, letting go of control throughout the day becomes easier. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I loved your reminder that “giving it to God” is something we need to do every single day. Actually, like you said, it’s a moment-by-moment choice. These are good tips for making sure we’re truly surrendering our lives to the One who’ll bring beauty from even the messes we hand over to Him:)

  7. Jessica Goyette

    I really enjoyed this! It confirmed what we heard in our ladies group on Tuesdays. Giving our “issues” to God, and asking Him to help us let it go.

  8. Hi Alisa, good words for us to remember and to live by daily. Giving it to God must occur daily and when we find ourselves picking something backup then we must stop and pray. I find it so easy to try to pick up the issues I have already given to Him

  9. I love the imagery of all our “stuff” taking up the space that should be occupied by God. I also appreciated your references of “shaving” and “cutting” away worry, anxiety, control, etc. Such truths here. My days are always more manageable when I stick to my quiet time routine. Surrender is a daily commitment! Thank you for this post: strong truth, encouragement, and affirmation.

  10. So encouraging! Just what I need right now. Why is it so hard to so something so ultimately comforting?? Letting go.
    I’m really struggling with this. I’m slowly, forcefully, prying my fingers off – but maybe I need to focus more on reach out to God than just letting go.

  11. Oh, wow, love your practical tips to give everything to God in how we start our day. There are several areas where it’s challenging for me to surrender to God – my health, my kids, and my loved ones. It’s way too easy for me to slip into striving and trying to control it all, which is impossible! It gives me so much peace to truly trust in Him and rest in His guidance and care.

  12. Thank you so much for this message! I struggle with letting go everyday. But I’ve lately decided to start my day with a Bible hour. I read Scripture, do a Bible study, do some Bible copywork and pray. I’ve noticed that I begin the day much calmer, even when I’m in the middle of chaos. But even with all that, I still struggle to let God take control the rest of the day. I’m constantly saying “I” need to take care of this or “We” should do this to fix this problem. Thank you for clarifying what I can do in those moments to let go and let God. Blessings!

  13. Candace – I love your blog and everyone’s thoughts! I am struggling each day with weight that I’ve gained. I have tried this and that, but I have deicded to give it to God again. I am tired of trying to figure out what to do and what not to do. I did that once before and lost over 100 lbs and gained 40 back.

  14. Thank you Alisa for this wonderful and enlightening piece. Financial worries has really caught up with me to my neck and was browsing through the web for testimonies from Christians who may have been though a touch situation like mine and have been delivered. That’s where I stumbled across your blog. All I can say is, you have really lifted my heart and spirit. I am putting your guidance into practice and will gladly share my testimony of the outcome of taking the step of faith in letting go and giving it all to God.

  15. As Christians, it is our duty to reach out to God and put effort into getting to know Him. In order to develop a firm and profound relationship with God, we need to learn more about who He truly is.

  16. thank you Alisa for this wonderful and heartwarming message..Im so blessed with this! as a christian Not every is a joyful day but we do encounter some troubles and we feel worry about it. sometimes I do that ! but thanks for this message it enlighten my Spirit..Thank God for using you as an instrument to blessed us! God bless you Alisa !

  17. Thank you for your great blog. I am one who gives it to God, but I have found myself distracted easily and before I realize it, I have taken the burdens and worries all back. I need to work on moment by moment, thank you for that reminder how easy it is to forget that we have to keep vigilant and be watchful, and trust God to take care of all our baggage. Blessing for your kind heart and sharing!

    1. I couldn’t agree more with you! I let go and take it back. It indeed a great reminder to make a daily practice of letting go to give God room to work or receive from Him.

  18. Very encouraging article. I couldn’t sleep at night and decided to read something and found this. I am refreshed and reminded of how much our God is for us and has done it all for us. There is freedom when we let go as I feel right now! I love your short quote-like statements. Easy to remember and connect to scripture. This is one to bookmark and revisit often. God bless

  19. THIS BLOG WAS AMAZING OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! VERY INSPIRING!! also when I read your bio and how you’re aggressive with leading a simple life, I was thinking, WAIT THAT’S LITERALLY ME. sorry for all caps but yeah. this blog is amazing. Praise God! The words you wrote just spoke to my heart! And so simple, too~

  20. I’ve been having a tough couple of months lately and I have been trying to control a lot of my things on my own and I really needed these steps hopefully I can commit and get on the same page with God

  21. I never knew this what letting go means. Sometimes I think, worry and grumble about thngs will let God knows how we feel. The devil is really making it hard to let go, to pray, to read the Bible.l, from one challenges to another. Sometimes I wonder if I’m going to make heaven. I really thank God for this post. It has shed more light in my life. No matter what the devil brings I should always trust God. God bless you. Do you have a post about God’s time?

  22. I have been a Christian for so long and recently have been struggling with some of these fundamentals. ‘Give your all to God’, ‘Give God control of your life’, ‘Wait on the Lord’. These were easy to say – but when you deal with illness, financial responsibility, parenting & marriage issues, you are expected to do something. You are expected to plan and take action and sometimes that seems to conflict with give God control. Practically what does it mean – just pray and do what you need to do?

    1. Giving everything over to God is simple – in theory. It is not our human nature to just wait on someone else to “rescue” us or to handle our issues. But when we trust that God has a plan and that He will work all things for our good, that IS giving it over to Him. We must still take action on the things we have “control” over but we aren’t supposed to worry or fret over things. When things seem in chaos, just pray and ask God for guidance and direction.

      1. Let go and let God….I had this convo with a colleague this week and we struggled a bit to understand when we are faced with a situation at what stage we do take control and when should we let go and let God. Your comment “But when we trust that God has a plan and that He will work all things for our good, that IS giving it over to Him”, just made it clearer. Thank you

  23. I have literally felt PEACE come over me as I read how to Let Go and Let God! I have tried to be in control of my wayward son. I know he is a Child of God. I know God loves him infinitely more than even I do! He is His and God’s Got This!! Thank you so much!!

  24. Thanks so much for the inspiring reminder, I try to talk with God at least once a day, starting the day by giving thanks is HUGE, my days are almost always better, but ending the day after something rough has happened asking for his help, lets me sleep and renew because I know I will be helped through whatever the issue is. I just have to be quiet and still, and trust, and I can absolutely say I have NEVER been let down! <3 Let go and God

  25. Control is the exact issue I’m dealing with right know – honestly. Thanks for sharing your thoughts… it’s incredibly wonderful to see other bloggers who are focused on Christ – our savior!
    (I’d love to see you on my blog too)

  26. I am learning everyday as hold tight to god. I’m just learning to let go and let god. I have a son who is facing so much do to his past life choices. I use to worrie and cry trying to figure out how I could help him. After many many prayers. I realize I can do nothing. All my worrie and tears can’t change anything. But our mighty god can. His will been done no matter what. I gave it to our lord and I have peace that no matter how it ends up god is in control. All I can do is serve god , obey god, love god. Love my son and pray for him . Be there for me son. Only god can help my son. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts on letting go and let god. God bless you all

  27. Queeneth Etuketu

    Am a pregnant mom with a toddler of two years….my marriage as been so frustrating that I feel all hope is lost ..
    No finance
    My husband treat me as trash
    Have lost all hope…but seeing this gives me hope.

  28. I’ve recently let go and let God take away the worries I was having about one of my sons, who is struggling with something major right now and Hod took if from me and replaced it with an indescribable peace and joy that only comes from Him. God is amazing and my relationship with Him has gotten so much closer since I gave Jesus the wheel with this issue! Thank you, Jesus!! 🙌🙏❤️

  29. Was looking for some takes regarding this topic and I found your article quite informative. It has given me a fresh perspective on the topic tackled. Thanks!

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