Therefore: Regardless to where one is in this life, we all have a different point of view, a different perspective of the exact same situation. We have no idea what another person has suffered, who and/or what actions have shaped their lives, nor how they see the exact same situation. No one is perfect, and we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We must let go, and peacefully accept what we cannot change, courageously change the only person over whom we have any control, ourselves, and have the wisdom to know the difference.
We only have today. Tomorrow is not promised, so we should be thankful for each moment. Hardship is the pathway to peace while we live in this sinful world over which we have absolutely no control, trusting God to make all things right if we surrender to His will. That is the ONLY way to be reasonably happy in this life, because happiness depends on happenings, and reasonably happy is all we get here. However, the joy of the Lord is our strength. JOY depends on knowing Jesus as Lord, helping others and putting your own needs last, while demonstrating with our actions the spirit of Christ, praying in the name of Jesus for his Truth to reign.
Everything is God’s. He is in control. We’ve all made mistakes, therefore do not judge others or we call judgement upon ourselves. (James 5:9) We must forgive to be forgiven by God. (Luke 6:37) We have no choice, if we want the forgiveness of God through Jesus Christ. We can try to be perfect, but only Jesus is. The litmus test is peace. When we get in a perfectionistic mode, that is when we get beat up, trying to keep a stiff upper lip when we must let the Word of God rule our lives. He tells us to love unconditionally (1 Corinthians 13:4-8) and forgive 70 times 7. (Matthew 18:21-22) Quit counting. Just forgive!
Understand, EVERYONE has a different point of view of the exact same situation. Allow an understanding of the VIEW CUBE to help you have ‘Serenity’ and ‘Let Go’!