These posts are just what I needed to see. All of you have written some very wise things. I HAVE been torturing my mind over things I cannot control. This world can indeed be a "hell" if we let it.
I have the "Serenity Prayer" tacked by my work area to try to remind myself of the things I have no control over and the words of Isaiah the prophet, "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord."
I forget on a daily basis that God's in control, not me... and..., "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts."
I was also thinking of how I can divert my thoughts to something more productive, also.
Thanks for all your thoughts here.