When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; [when] He was abused and suffered, He made no threats [of vengeance]; but he trusted [Himself and everything] to Him Who judges fairly. 1 Peter 2:23(AMPC)
Surrender does not mean giving up fighting or giving in to defeat. It doesn’t mean letting others or circumstances run roughshod all over you.
Jesus demonstrated to us what surrender is.
He didn’t throw back the mud that was thrown at Him but trusted or committed himself and His situation to God who judges fairly.
Godly surrender is committing yourself and everything concerning you to God who judges or works out everything right and fairly. It is letting go and letting God.
True surrender is putting, leaving, and resting your case in the hands of God Most High and Almighty who judges justly. It’s being content to let God set everything right.
How did Jesus surrender? Luke 22:41-43 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done.” Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
Jesus surrendered first His ordeal and then His way, allowing God to take over through prayer.
When we pray to God in the face of any challenge, trial, temptation, or trouble, we are surrendering to Him not only the issue or problem but also the option of taking matters into our own hands.
After Jesus prayed to Father God, saying not my will but yours be done in Luke 22:42, in the next verse Luke 22:43 an Angel appears to Him from heaven strengthening Him.
When we talk out issues with Abba Father in prayer, matters pass from our hands into His. We receive divine strength, ability, vindication, justice.
From that vantage point of surrender to God, Jesus triumphed, the suffering of the Cross. Therefore, surrender is an over-the-top position. It’s a place of victory.
Surrender to God, to His Wisdom, ability, justice, settling matters right as you talk out everything to and with Him in prayer.