How do you turn all your problems, worries, and anger over to Christ?

How do you turn all your problems, worries, and anger over to Christ? Do you just say it to Him or ask Him to accept them? And also, how do you turn them all over without feeling?

I commend you for being sensitive to the Lord and wanting to please Him. The first thing you need to do is pray and tell the Lord that you hear what He’s saying in John 16:33, which is where Jesus says, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Then, ask the Lord to show you how He has “overcome” your problems, your worries, your anger, and your guilt.

The Lord will reveal to you through His Word, the Bible, that you can be of good “cheer” in that:

  1. You can rejoice in your “problems” because God’s Word says in Romans 5:3-4, “knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
  2. You can see your “worries” as an opportunity to practice Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
  3. You can counteract your “anger” by obeying Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
  4. You can deal with your “guilty” feelings by simply believing in the truth of 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

All of your problems, worries, anger, and guilt can be dealt with through simple faith in God’s Word.

God is bigger than all these things put together and you must realize that if you are to have any victory in your life. Everyone suffers with these difficulties, because the Bible teaches that temptation is “common” to mankind (1 Corinthians 10:13). Don’t let Satan deceive you into thinking that all your problems are your fault, all your worries will come true, all your anger condemns you, or that all your guilt is from God. If you do sin and confess your sin, God forgives and cleanses. You need not feel ashamed. Take God at His Word that He does forgive and cleanse. None of your sins are so heavy that God cannot lift them from you and throw them into the deepest sea (Psalm 103:11-12).

The secret to giving things over to Christ is really no secret at all – it’s simply allowing Jesus “once-in-your-life” to take your burden of “original sin” (John 3:16) and be your Savior – as well as allowing Jesus “during-your-Christian-life” to take your burdens of “occasional sin” and be your Lord. See 1 Peter 5:7, “…casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” May the Lord bless you with His peace!