STOP AND THINK – It ain’t no use to grumble and complain; it’s just as easy to rejoice. (James Whitcomb Riley, “the Children’s Poet”)


Riley illustrates this principle: “When God sorts out the weather and sends rain, why rain’s my choice.” If we all were to follow his counsel, life would certainly be different, wouldn’t it? Or, at least our attitudes would be different. Accepting what we can’t control is a way to contentment and satisfaction.


I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation (Philippians 4:12).