Monday, April 11, 2011

The Loss of Control

Faithphoto © 2010 runran | more info (via: Wylio)By nature I'm a planner.  I like to know what I'm going to do in advance.  Spontaneity is not my style.  I usually have a back-up plan, if plan A falls through I go with plan B.  So I can tell you, the stark reality that everything is not in my control is hard. 

After my great-grandfathers funeral, I told myself I needed to spend more time with my sister and my family.  Then not even two weeks later my sister is gone FOREVER.  How can this be?  I didn't plan for this, I have no plan B.  My security that life will continue on as I had planned, is gone.

One of my husbands co-workers loaned me a book to read.  The book, Where Is God When It Hurts? by: Phillip Yancey, made a great point.  Situations are what they are; what matters is how we respond to them.  The idea that we can figure out the whys of Erica's death is not what we should focus on.  The focus needs to be on what we do from this point forward.  I'm going to start with placing more faith in the plan God has for me.     

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