In Many of Life's events we have no control

In Many of Life's events we have no control

This month our weather went up and down from temperatures in the 30s and up to the 70s. I have learned to “double dress”—I wear clothes that have layers that can be taken off and added to according to the current temperature! At school I have learned to adjust for varying temperature settings in the classroom—perhaps freezing in the morning, but in the afternoon blasting heat in a room already at 70 degrees! We can complain about the weather, but we can’t change it—there are no thermostats for us to adjust. That reminds me that we have to prepare ourselves spiritually for changing circumstances In many of life’s events, we have no control. We can’t change the temperature, but we can adjust our attitudes! I recently talked to my sister who told me about her “terrible, awful, no-good week” that included taking her husband to the surgeon to remove a facial cancer, then having a woman run into the side of her car, and then being chewed out by her neighbor for an event that she had brought on herself but was looking for someone to blame. Don’t we all have some weeks and days that feel like “terrible, awful, no-good” times? Surely we do! Then we look at events in Japan and Haiti and Syria and realize how blessed we are. Here is an old song that reminds me of what to do in the difficult times we can’t control. In times like these, I have a Savior, In times like these, I have an anchor. Be very sure, be very sure, Your anchor holds and grips the solid rock. This rock is Jesus, yes, He’s the one; This rock is Jesus, the only one. Be very sure, be very sure, Your anchor holds, and grips the solid rock. Ruth Caye Jones, c 1944 Zondervan So my friend, remember to rest in Him, who is the rock of our salvation, our refuge, our defender. (Ps. 28:1, 89:26, 89:26). He is the One who is in control of all creation and all the moments of our days.