Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be sober-minded and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13 CSB
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1 NRSV
I would be willing to bet that there have been times when we have all felt we were helpless victims at the mercy of our circumstances. There are times when life seems to spin out of control and there appears to be nothing we can do about it. I am glad to be able to tell you that this is not necessarily the case.