"A lesson learned,
a loving God
and things in their own time:
In nothing more do I trust."
Good homily along these lines today at Church regarding deal-making with God, feeling like we've done what we should, we've put in the work, and how we feel we deserve to have what we want in return - and how it just doesn't work that way. Sometimes there's a reason the answer is "no" or "not yet" and we have to trust and look beyond what we want to see how the greater good might be served.
Which isn't always easy, of course.
And some days, I just don't want to put forth the effort to figure it out.