February 26, 2014: Relax, God’s In Charge

~ by Mary Galvano

“Relax God’s in charge!” These are the words I read while sitting at a stop light just recently as my heart was beating a mile a minute and my thoughts were going in multiple directions at lightning speed. I was everywhere but, where was I? I smiled because as I read that I thought of how funny my little worries must seem to God. I also felt God put me behind the wheel of my car for a reason. He reminded me to put my trust in Him and all my worries on His altar. I know most of us can relate to this scenario.

God indeed is in charge. When we take a break to speak to Him in quiet He will calm all our fears and our anxieties. But how can we find quiet in this crazy, noisy world?

The human race as a whole does not know how to be quiet anymore. So. we must find the next best thing, quiet within us. Peace. We start this first by putting a smile on our face and laughing at our situations. They can be funny! God IS in charge and He loves us. What is more important than remembering that? What else is there in life than living for God’s love?

When we love deeply, we get over emotional thinking we have to change the world all by ourselves, right now, and that it is our responsibility to make others as happy as we are. Yes, we should always be compassionate towards others but, at the same time we are not God. We can only love one another and be good examples. We are not in charge of everyone’s happiness. True happiness as we should know does not come from this earth but rather from our Creator. So, whatever is keeping you up at night or moving you a hundred miles an hour, place it is God’s care. Then relax God is in charge.

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

The original, attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)


Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at www.marygalvano.com.

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