Surrender

Somehow I always end up in this same place. Like the Israelites I tend to be on the play then repeat stage. AND just like them I wonder when will I learn to just let it go. Boy am I stubborn! Like. 3 year old who thinks that if I whine loud and long enough I will get what I want. This week I was confronted with the serenity prayer.

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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.
Amen.
-Reinhold Niebuhr

I will surrender once more to the God who knows me more deeply than I can understand.

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