Why are we sometimes too stubborn for our own good? Why do we justify our stubbornness with reasons that are flawed?
My daughter has a fever today. I told her to simply rest but did she heed my sound advice? Of course not.
I have this terrible cough. Dry and with a terrible resounding noise each time. My father told me to take it easy today and drink meds. Did I listen? Of course not.
I reasoned that I knew better.
In conclusion, I think we all need to feel in control over things that happen to us. It is in our nature. The idea of surrender lends the idea of being weak. The sad truth is that we are weak. That is in our nature as well.
So I will rest and drink my meds. I will rest and have Heaven rest with me. We shall pray and surrender.