My least favorite phrase in the world ... "It is what it is". I get it. It makes sense and gives us solace in times that are confusing and seemingly out of our control. Unfortunately, this simple phrase is often used as a justification or excuse to not look deeper into our situation. "It is BECAUSE we put ourselves in this position and we probably need to change some things" or "It is BECAUSE God has a bigger and better plan than we do" or "My life is crumbling around me NOT because 'It is what it is' but because my life is built on a foundation that is allowing my life to crumble around me." Life is complex and complicated and messy and hard. Thankfully God has given us many ways to make it better if we only choose to listen to Him and trust WHAT HE IS!
Lord, thank You for being who and what You are and for choosing to help me when I do everything I can to make my life harder.