Letting go and letting God is not an escape so that we no longer have to be concerned about making decisions—simply letting God handle everything. God has given each of us a built-in decision-maker. The big change is that in making decisions we no longer call on God to implement our will. Our former willfulness becomes willingness.
There are a lot of subtleties in this matter. It is very easy to believe that we are discerning the will of God when in fact we are discerning our own wants and trying to talk God and ourselves into something. A test of our sincerity is the way in which we accept what we cannot change: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
As a child has rest in its mother’s arms, so I have rest in You, my Lord. What is future? What is past? In your eternal now—in the timelessness of your love, past and future are one. The sins of the past you have purged; the threats of the future you have foreseen. You are my peace, my hope, my joy and I belong to you.