Praying instead of planning, giving control of your life over to God, and trusting that He has a plan and a reason, it's all like climbing over the console into the passenger seat while the car flies down the freeway at $75 miles per hour. Somebody needs to be in charge and it ought to be you! There is no guarantee that there is a plan, that somebody is in control, or that everything does happen for a reason. The only thing we can be sure of is that you are there, living your life, and if something needs to change or be saved, that you can do it. So do it, already! And stop posting motivational sayings to pinterest and facebook about how great it is that you're sitting back doing nothing because you have faith.
*I would like to add that I have no problem with people praying, or trusting in their particular God, or believing that everything happens for a reason. I just get so tired of seeing good people, friends of mine, sit on their asses with their eyes closed waiting for circumstances to magically change while they take no physical actions to change them. If you need more money, don't just pray for it, job-hunt, too. If your family is sick don't just solicit prayers on facebook, make some chicken soup and take steamy baths, too. But don't give control of your life over to God. He may be a little busy with that whole hurricane-in-Manhattan thing right now.