Challenge comes to me: difficult talks that require diplomacy.
Burdens come to me: heavy loads that require strength.
Distraction comes to me: episodes that call my vanity and pride.
Lord, you grant me wherewithal to meet all this and more. At day’s end I will look back and see all the ways your gifts will have allowed me to match my trials.
Shall I then be sullen? Let me laugh with joyful gratitude at all the ways you buoy me.