There is so much in life that is beyond our control. As it’s often said, "If you want to make God laugh, make plans." You can think your life's headed in one direction, you've finally got things figured out, and then suddenly everything changes. Perhaps it’s a sudden job loss, the death of a loved one, or an illness. These times are so very trying, but they can also offer an opportunity to re-examine what’s truly important in life.