If you do not like it, change it and if you cannot change it, change the way you think about it. (Mary Englebrat, graphic artist)
We often see things we’d like to change—it may be as simple as correcting a typo or as complex as reprogramming our computer. As Englebrat suggests, when we can’t make the change, we must think differently about the problem and find a way to think about it positively. Perhaps it’s a chance to develop a new ability or discover a new friend who can help solve the dilemma.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance (Romans 5:3).