As much as the Psalms help me understand my enemy, melanoma; and as much as I draw from Scripture on this journey for hope, peace, strength and comfort, I find myself relying on the wisdom found in the Serenity Prayer also. Most of us are probably familiar with the first part. Here it is in its entirety. By Reinhold Niebuhr:
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.