The New Serenity Prayer

The old Serenity prayer goes something like God give me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. I think I might like the new version a bit better.

Both are needed and good, but the new one keeps reminding me that I’m not God, which is something I apparently need to be reminded of a lot.

I think a lot of my anxiety is just me trying to play God with my problems and solve them on my own. My fear comes from the notion that God can’t be trusted and that once again, it’s up to me. Pride says that I know better than God or anyone else.

So it’s good for me to remember that there is a God and that I’m not Him. Nor is He me.

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