Not in control

Years ago after I arrived home one day, I asked one of our sisters who was the cook for the day if she had everything under control.  She replied, “I hope not.”  I’ve never forgotten her response.  God was the One who needed to be in control, not her.  I’ve been thinking a lot about that recently because a lot has been going on that is beyond my control.  Because of stress in my life, I had to cancel some of my obligations over the past couple of weeks, including speaking engagements at our parish women’s retreat.  Not the kind of thing I like to do.  My comfort this morning has been reading the psalms, especially those which speak of God being in control.  (Hmmmmm. Aren’t they all about that?)  Or take Isaiah 54:10 “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”

May you have a day not in your own control.  🙂

6 thoughts on “Not in control

  1. Hi, Dorcee. May our Lord shine His merciful light on whatever is causing you stress at present. And find rest. Mae

  2. We really are never in control we just get to live in happy self delusion most of the time. We trust that there will be air when we inhale and gravity when we step out of bed. We trust but we don’t contol. I am learning to do this in areas not related to physics and earth science.Any prayer requests? Diane

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