By Keesah Pelzer
What are we supposed to do when things are out of our control? Sounds like an easy question, but the truth is, people are deeply troubled about things they have no control over. When faced with the unknown, our level of anxiety tends to go up. That made me remember just how vulnerable we can be as humans, and how much we need to feel we’ve got some sort of control over life’s events. It’s common for us to worry, and no matter what our beliefs are, whenever we feel we’re losing control of our situations, we look for some kind of reassurance and for someone to tell us that everything will be alright. Some of us cant handle it when things spiral out of control, and as a result, we freak out, and lose faith.
More now than ever, there seems to be a ton of conditions that I flat out, have no control over. As much as I would like to cry, scream kick, complain, and petition, I will never be able to change it's outcome. Things that are taking place in my life as of right now, feel uncertain, and most of the time it even feels unfair and somewhat overwhelming, but I'm learning that every time things don't go as planned, or how I envisioned them to go, I can't go stomping my feet and kissing my teeth. I have to be patient and mature about it-easier said than done- but God knows all of our wants and needs, and sometimes we get "lost in the sauce", and need to be reminded.
Every time I've been in a situation that sent me into a panic, God ALWAYS came through for me. Never has he ever let me down! When I lost my apartment, and had to find somewhere else to stay, he worked it out. When my heart was broken so bad, that I thought I couldn't go on, he worked it out, and he's continuing to heal me. I'm a firm believer that he put's us in these situations to show us who's in charge, and that he, and only he alone can deliver us from these unmanageable conditions. God is an awesome and mighty God, and I'm not just declaring this because he has given me things, but because he has in fact, put me in situations that coming from a human perspective, I couldn't fix, and he made it alright for me.
When I started to realize, and accepted that there was nothing I can do about my situations, things became a LOT easier. I stopped stressing and I left it all in Gods hands. I can't fight God about how he's doing things in my life. All I can do is go with the flow, and ride this wave...it's all out of my control!