Ever feel like this:
my heart is proud (I’m absorbed in myself),
and my eyes are haughty (I look down on other people),
and I chase after things too great and too difficult for me.
So of course
I’m noisy and restless inside; it comes naturally.
like a hungry infant fussing on his mother’s lap
like a hungry infant, I’m restless with my demands and worries
I scatter my hopes onto anything and everybody all the time.
Rather we should train ourselves by the grace of Christ:
Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side;
bear patiently the cross of grief or pain
leave to thy God to order and provide
In every change he faithful will remain
Be still, my soul; thy best, they heavenly Friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end
This is so true especially as regards ministry. We cannot change people but we can obey God. We cannot change our children but we can trust in Him.