We love to be in control of things. When life isn't going our way, we do everything we can to pull ourselves out. We often give our selves "pep talks" or put pen to paper to draw up a plan or we merely grit our teeth and put our heads down and plow ahead. What we should do is seek outside counsel that may give us a "Plan B" that may be not only less painful but more correct. God has given us the Bible to not tell us what we shouldn't do but instead to tell us what we should do, especially when we are at the point when we realize that we can't do much on our own.
Lord, thank you for your Word and please help me to seek it more often than my own failing wisdom.