Not gonna lie
Oh, some days I
Could fill the sky
With loud lament
But would good is
A tantrum’s hiss
But proof of this
We cannot choose each circumstance
Only response to what it grants
© Janet Martin
Two examples of response from the Bible that always impact and humble me;
one from the Old Testament...
Then Job's wife said to him,
“Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!”
He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman.
Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?"
In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
...and one from the New
This is from the story of the angel coming to Mary,
a young virgin, to tell her she will have a baby,
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.