There is a great deal out of our control. But it often seems that these things beyond us take up so much of our brain space, that the things in our control go off the road and into the ditch.
I don’t know about your brain, but mine is really bossy. It often goads me with petty concerns and slights, while remaining completely silent on the things that really matter. I can become so utterly wrapped around the axle about the uncontrollable that I am almost unable to function. More thinking does not help in this matter, it merely ramps up the anxiety and panic.
All I know to do then is to put the burden down, walk away, and pray. Pray for the grace to catch my breath. Pray for the grace to clear my head. Pray for the grace to take the next step. Even if that is standing still.