Do your best, trust God with the rest, and do not stress!

What I love about the Calvinist view of God’s sovereignty is not that it gives me peace to trust in God’s sovereignty before I do any work, but to trust in His sovereignty after I do the work. It gives the peace to stop striving – not the passivity to never start. It’s not that we believe that we can be lazy and trust that God’s sovereignty will work everything out – but that we can do our very best for His glory, and then we can rest, knowing that the outcome is ultimately in His hands and not ours.