It’s like a tug of war, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. From the little things to the really hard things that can happen in life, we tend to focus on the why and we allow that justification and need for understanding to let resentment, frustration, comparison, victimization, and anger fester.
I’m a fan of feeling it ALL, but I’m also a believer in practicing the art of perspective, obedience, picking your battles, gratitude, and just being still.
In Proverbs 3 it says to lean not to your own understanding but in all ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. So here’s my tip, and it’s something I practice everyday. It’s not easy, but it gets easier.
Ask yourself, “what is this teaching me?” Look at your circumstances either like a lesson learned or as a privilege in part of the story God is writing for you. Instead of looking for answers, rest in knowing that you aren’t letting these circumstances change you for the worst but for the better. Allow each moment to stretch you and grow you into the person God has called you to be. Accept it, process it, then let it go. I’m right there with you, Friend.