"I just wanted to drop you a line of encouragement. Your Mom said you haven't had a very good week. I'll tell you what I've told Aja many times in the last couple of years.... Boring lives don't make interesting stories. Adversity has a way of making us dig deeper than we would normally dig, causing us to reach untapped potential we never knew existed within ourselves. When God chooses to bring you through the trial instead of lifting you out of the trial, you gain insight into yourself and you grow far beyond the limits that being comfortable provides. God has a way of bringing us to his expected end, even if he takes what we believe to be an alternate route. I am praying for you and believing that good things are in store for you in this upcoming season. Don't be discouraged, don't be distressed, just dig your heels in and give them all you've got. When you don't think you have anything left, God will come through with that little bit extra. I am praying specifically that you will find favor in those in authority over you. God knows where he wants you to be and he knows how to get you there. I believe in you, and I want you to believe in yourself...."
Guys, I know it's hard to accept the fact that we have no control over what happens, but what I do know is neither do those who sit in their ivory towers. God hung the moon and the stars and created the ivory by which the towers are built. It may not be fun.... It may not be what we planned.... But our future is held in very capable nail scarred hands.