It’s difficult these days to turn on the television or computer without wondering what tragedy will be reported next. If we aren’t fighting a foreign war, we are fighting amongst ourselves. If we aren’t mourning a natural disaster, we’re mourning an intentional one. And the moment we create the illusion of safety and security in one aspect of our lives, along comes someone or something to show us a new threat to our health and safety. It seems that heartbreak and despair and fear are now permanent elements of our national perspective.
I’m a bit of a “control freak” and much of the challenge of my recent health crisis has been relinquishing that control to others. A key factor in dealing with the fear of what happens next has been to admit that much of it is not within my control. Only my reaction is within my control. Only my attitude is within my control. Only my continued faith in God is within my control. So that leaves me wondering about those who do not have faith in God, those who do not trust in His plan for their life. I pray that they come to their senses and stop fighting for power over things that are not within their control.