Have you ever seen the "God is my co-pilot" bumper stickers? The original one had a big flaw in terms of theology. If God is the co-pilot, then you would be the pilot. That would mean you were in charge, not God. But, as many of us have learned the hard way, God is always the one in control. He let's us think we are in control some times, but He is the true pilot of our lives. We can make plans (and should), but His plans may be different. It can be hard to deal with, but if you understand that God's plans are always better, it helps. The hardest part is not knowing why God's plans are better- something we may not see until we are in heaven (if we even remember to ask).
I was talking to my MIL last night. They have a small hay farm, and the hay is ready to be cut, etc. But, it has been raining a lot lately there. So, they can't cut until the ground is somewhat dry. She mentioned she has been praying for ht rain to stop, but she doesn't know if that is God's will. So, I told I would pray: "God, in our minds, it seems it would be best if the rain would stop. If this is truly best, please let the rain stop. If not, do what is best." (or something very similar)
When have you had to learn God is in control - that He is the pilot and we are just the co-pilots?