Handling What is Beyond our Control

March 23, 2016

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I’m currently sitting at my desk, staring outside at the vastly white sky. Thick flakes are falling-no-pummeling down from a sky that wasn’t supposed to be heavy with moisture but blue with white fluffy clouds. Visions of playing on beaches and wearing shorts and tank tops fly out the window with the increasingly blowing snow, and this reality of Spring Break is definitely an adjustment.

My deep-seated stubbornness would like to control this weather and tell it to vanish, that no I’d like another day of running outside and getting some Vitamin D from my friend, the sun. But I know I can’t. Perhaps that’s what makes this situation all the more frustrating. Disappointing.

It’s days like this I find myself reminded so often that life throws us things which are far beyond our control.

Like sickness, freak blizzards, maybe even time passing.

And then it is up to us to figure out the best way to handle them.

Part of my stubbornness comes from this portion things out of my control. I don’t want to handle them the best I can (or at least I prefer to think things over first). I want life to work my way. However, I know deep down that’s not how it works.

And no matter what I do or where I go, I will constantly be faced with situations well out of my realm of control. I will still get sunburned even with layers of sunscreen on. Rain may come, sometimes even snow, but I know when the storm ends, the sun is bound to come out.

In the meantime, all any of us can do is to keep praying. Put your Trust in Him, who created the rain and the sun.

This is definitely easier said than done, but handing over that Trust? A heck of a lot easier than trying to control that situation. Give it to God.

So yes, it’s incredibly stormy out. However, I have to say, I’m glad we’re getting this moisture. And besides, the flowers will be looking good as they start to pop out soon! And maybe this is a good time to catch up on my reading?

(Prayers for good weather for tomorrow!)

Hoping you’re staying warm this break!

-Caitlin

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