If you work for an employer you know about “withholding.”
Do you ever wonder what they (the gov) are going to do with what they “took” from you? In the gov’s case it is not really “withholding” because they did not give it to you in the first place.
Here is a different and better kind of withholding:
God “…chooses for his people better than they could choose for themselves. If they are in heaviness, there is a need-be for it, and he withholds nothing from them but what, upon the whole, it is better they should be without.”
from John Newton’s Works, vol. 1, p. 249 (Letter XVI, “On the Inefficacy of Our Knowledge)