There are times when you must be still and understand that God is in control! You must resist the temptation to try and solve every problem and speak to every issue, quite your voice. God is working it out! When you start to have doubts, put your trust in the Lord. God will not forsake you! When you are attacked for doing what is right, place your burdens on Him. Know that God has overcome the world! Leaders, trouble comes to test your faith and build your patience. Trouble also happens so that God can reveal himself amid your storm. Again, be still and watch Him work! For you see, it is not the trials and tribulations you should be concerned about. Life happens. But instead, it is your obedience and submission to the maturation and character-building process that is most important. There is a purpose in the process! God is in control!

Dr. Monteic A. Sizer