Many times, we do not like the things that God allows in our lives, so we try to handle life on our own. But that is the fastest way to fail, because we will only lead ourselves astray. Only God can offer real, genuine help in our time of need. When we try to take matters into our own hands, that means we don't trust God. Also, we form idols: addictions, money, fame, approval, working overtime more than necessary, inappropriate relationships, etc. God is very clear in verses 27-29 of Isaiah 41 that such idols will come to nothing. They can't help us the way God can. Cease striving, & remember that the same God who saved you is the same God who made you. He knows just how to help you. God is in control. Trust Him.