The last year has been an emotional roller coaster and at times, it has seemed almost too much to bear.  I’d really like August to come around so a fresh year can start.

Through it all, I’ve learned some valuable lessons.  The first, and for me, the most important, was I have absolutely no control over life.  Second, I can handle anything because I have a God who is so much bigger than me.  Third, worrying is useless because of lesson #1 and lesson #2. Fourth, sometimes compartmentalization is the only way to survive emotionally.

“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17 NIV1984

20-22 We’re depending on God;
he’s everything we need.
What’s more, our hearts brim with joy
since we’ve taken for our own his holy name.
Love us, God, with all you’ve got—
that’s what we’re depending on. –Psalm 33:20-22 The Message