There are moments in life that will often test your resolve
to accept the things I cannot change;
Coming out of thin air, anything can be placed at your feet
courage to change the things I can;
You have a choice, however,
and wisdom to know the difference.
To either step across it or try to maneuver around it
Living one day at a time;
Possibly stumbling or falling to your knees.
Enjoying one moment at a time;
If you manage to avoid the trying moment, consider yourself lucky
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
But if you’re like most of us and you find that you stumble or fall to your knees
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
While you’re there, remember who is in control
as it is, not as I would have it;
It is not you
Trusting that He will make all things right
It is not the situation
if I surrender to His Will;
It is our Father in Heaven
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
And He wants us to remember that…. always
and supremely happy with Him
It is in these moments, where weakness becomes our greatest attribute
Forever in the next.
Because we must learn to surrender to His will and not our own.
Please note the text in blue, “The Serenity Prayer” dates back to 1936 to a theologian named Reinhold Niebuhr.