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There Are No Easy Answers 

By Russell Phillips M.A., L.M.H.C

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2. The world and the people in it cannot be controlled by me. 

We are merely specks in the universe, and God doesn't do what we want Him to do based on our performance. However, we might believe that if we are doing a good job as a caregiver, or praying, or being a good person, bad things won't happen. A reward because we were good. Our behavior should count for something. 

Yet, we are brought back to the truth. We are not in control and trying to exert control over situations and people with our behavior does not work. We cannot make things better by behaving well, and we are not to blame if things take a downward turn. We find, instead, that there is a greater force than us controlling things. I truly believe the passage in the Bible which tells us that God will not give us more than we can bear. 

So in conclusion, in the midst of our struggle to accomplish our tasks, to the best of our abilities, we can challenge our expectations and preconceptions. We can allow others to support us. When we do, we will find that we can be much more supportive and encouraging to those receiving our care. 

 



Russell Phillips M.A., L.M.H.C. is a Christian Psychologist at Christian Counseling Associates in Altamonte Springs, FL.

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