Right now I have a multitude of friends and relatives super suffering from a variety of maladies. And I want to fix them all. Of course, in my mind, I believe I know exactly what they need: what they should do, what changes they need to make, what attitudes need adjustments, and if they just . . . their lives would be so much happier. Now don’t get judgmental on me. I'll bet that you have suffered from the “I know best” syndrome at times. But in my saner moments, what a comfort it is to know that I can “let go and let
What stress it causes me when I try to heal, counsel, and direct other’s lives.
My desire to help comes from a heart of love. Iwish all our lives could be filled with joy, but the reality is that Jesus said, “In this world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33). Scott Peck in his book The Road Less Traveled advances the premise that once you
realize that some things in life will be difficult, you can celebrate everything that isn’t, and you can address the things that are difficult more rationally. And Jesus told us that we would have trials so that “we will have peace.” That peace comes from the sure knowledge that Jesus has overcome the world; God has the answer to every problem. Our universe is not falling apart; it is falling into place—all according to Divine Order. With God leading the way, I am free from all worry and fear. All I have to do is follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit and trust.
Won’t you seek His guidance? You’ll feel better, I promise.