Secondly although minor, all of our computers went on the blink, and I was powerless to do anything with the problem. For two days my kids groaned from withdrawal- yes this may be a good thing:) However with one homeschooled son, 2 daughters at university and my work fully online I was literally clutching at straws, and trying to talk sense with our server. God has an amazing way of intervening when you are faced with a choice. You can give over to anger, and impatience or you can submit. With a humble heart I am learning more to submit and wait for Him to return answers rather than repeating in my own strength. This morning resigned to God's timing, I handed over my computer to Him. Needless to say it was restored without technical intervention within an hour ( I still don't know what happened), and it might not be forever but for now that is good! Praise Him!! I pray that God will work in my heart daily to restore all of my imperfections, and need for control. Amen!
The Serenity Prayer
|God grant me the serenity |
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
In loving memory of--Reinhold Niebuhr
Fr Bertram Griffin -- 1932-2000
Requiescat in Pace
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3, 5-6