Daily Devotional by Joyce Meyer (RETIRE FROM SELF CARE)
. . . Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ [give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved. —Acts 16:31
God wants to take care of you, and He can do a much better job of it if you will avoid a problem called independence, which is really self-care.
The desire to take care of yourself is based on fear. You are afraid of what might happen if you entrust yourself totally to God and He doesn't come through for you. The root problem of independence is, you trust yourself more than you trust God.
People love to have a backup plan. You may ask God to get involved in your life, but if He doesn't respond as quickly as you'd like, you take control back into your own hands.
But God has a plan for you—and His plan is much better than yours. So give yourself to Him and see what happens.