We all know it and live it. Some days are just bad. We wake up grumpy. The day starts off with you finding your child in your bed AND them having wet the bed right beside you, or babies are crying, or you sleep in and now are rushed into the rest of your day. Simply put, we have bad days.
But what do you do with your bad day? I find that it’s super easy to let those things that make a bad morning ruin my whole day. It’s easy to blame, and to be grumpy and rude, but it’s not easy to get over it, right?
In 1 Samuel 30, David had a bad day. He comes to his town only to find that their enemies had burned it down and taken his family captive. Verse 6 says that David was greatly distressed. You think?! Everyone was grieving the loss of their wives and children….
“But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”
The Bible doesn’t say exactly how David strengthened himself in the Lord, but really the only way to do this is to spend time with Him, in His Word, giving Him the stresses, worries, grievances, knowing that He alone is in control.
So what has caused you to have a bad day? Perhaps a bad week? Year? Decade?
Look up dear one, hope in God, spend time in His Word, in prayer. You may have little ones and you can’t get a quiet moment, but try to make one.
Strengthen yourself in the Lord, and choose to have a JOYFUL day, even in the midst of situations you can’t control or seem to even be getting worse.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might
He increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings as eagles,
They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
*this picture shows one of Lenya’s classic looks – angry butterfly…