Here’s a message from God to you today:

“This is God. Today I will be handling all of your problems for you. I do not need your help. So, have a nice day.  I love you. P.S. And remember, if life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it yourself! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in my time. All situations will be resolved, but in my time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.”

Someone sent me this hypothetical email message from God recently, and I was thinking about some of the truths contained in it. For example, it says we are not to attempt to resolve difficult situations ourselves, but put them in the SFGTD box—“Something for God to do” box.

Now, I doubt that any of you have a box with that label on it—“Something for God to do.” But you know, it might just be a good idea, a way to continually remind yourself to give your troubles to God and trust him to come up with the right plan.

I remember someone telling me that each day on the way home from work, he crossed a large river, and he would say to himself, “I’m dumping all these problems from my job into the river, right here. I can pick them up tomorrow on the way back, but I’m not carrying them home with me.” That’s what I call using a gimmick to practice a truth. Sometimes we need gimmicks, reminders, memory joggers, to help us put into practice a truth that will set us free.

If you have difficulty letting go and trusting God in difficult situations, I encourage you to take this advice and put it in the SFGTD box regularly. And when you take it out a few minutes later and start to worry again, just make yourself put it back in the box. That is learning to cast all your cares on him because he cares for you. This is God’s message to you.