"Surrender" is the last thing people want to do. To surrender is to yield or submit to another person, or to give oneself up. But surrendering to God actually turns out to be the way to freedom. God now takes over and starts removing all your worries, fears, and other negative feelings; for he is merciful, gentle, patient, understanding and full of compassion. He does not boss you around; he even gave you a free will! If you think otherwise, then you have not known him yet. The whole goal or wish of God is to free us. To surrender to him is to surrender to Love. It's what every human being should do ~ to acknowledge that he is the Lord and to recognize and accept ourselves as his beloved children. Therefore, surrender leads to union. What else could you possibly wish for?
A footnote. God never forces us to love him, because there cannot be love if it's not genuine. In the same way, there is no genuine faith if we are forced to believe.