Some days ago, I decided to let God take over every aspect of my life. I was just tired of people, problems, drama, children and the list goes on. The songwriter Aretha Franklin, puts it beautifully when she said, we should take everything to God in pray. Life is complicated because humans believe they can solve problems out of our hands. From Sunday to Saturday, issues are knocking on the door. The church members are fighting about who controls the church setup. The week of concentrating on work, co-workers and chores seem to never end. Throughout the hours of a week, we lose our friends, family and others to death and yet we carry on. The time is now to give our thoughts to a higher power. Each day I find myself repeating the words, Lord, help me on my journey, help me on my way. Since the unexpected death of my friend to a heart attack, I see my life heading down a spiral. Have I done enough to please God? Will my grandchild make it without me, will my sons become homeless because of their lazy attitudes about working? All these questions are hitting me in the heart. So, I won’t worry. I am going to allow God to do his job. It’s his power to carry whatever I can’t handle. Just because I don’t understand why people and especially love ones do things doesn’t mean God will give me the right to know. When I find myself complaining and asking God, why me Lord? I stop and immediately say, why not me? Who am I to deserve to win 64 million dollars when I can use a few bucks. On my job, I now say the Lord’s Pray. I repeat the lines until I find peace within my heart to make the shift. I find comfort in the word of The Lord is My Shepherd. I fell down and stopped using the words that kept me going. I believe in helping others all along my way. I started seeing the evilness in how people use you because you try to be kind and show compassion. The realness of people is not my concern. The battle is not mine, it’s the Lord. He will wipe all the tears from my eyes caused my family, friends, and the world as a whole. I was praying for all the wrong reasons. I wanted my family to have a reunion. They didn’t . I wanted them to stop being selfish but the prayer is now Lord, don’t let me be selfish. I have asked the Lord to lift me to stand even when I stand by myself. I want our young Americans to take time to appreciate being young, gifted and beautiful. My prayers are for them to find a dream within a dream. My hopes are for all of them to learn how to take one day at a time. Stop leaning so hard on money, money, money. Put aside the desire to hurt others because if you pray, you don’t have to worry. There will always be a blessing coming out and going through your door. Your family will be covered with the blood of Jesus. Trust. But if you worry, you will always be trying to find a way to increase your income, your list of wants will never end and you will do anything to get or keep what you have. They’re just material things. Lose your money but don’t lose your mind. God is my provider and nothing is going to happen that he and I can’t handle. So if you pray, put all your worries out the door. These words are in honor of my sweet and dear mother who struggled so hard to make all of us strong enough to introduce our children to Jesus Christ.