Some Days Are Just Lousy

11 Feb

There are some days when it seems that it would have been better to have just stayed in bed. Today is one of those days for me. When I woke up at my regular time this morning I just didn’t feel like getting up. Typically, I’m a bouncer and I just get up and don’t look back. Today (Monday) wasn’t one of those days. I have been in a fog all day. It seems that nothing has gone well at all.

First off, I feel like I have never waken up. It’s 6:40pm and I still feel this way.

Secondly, my electronic gadgets were not working properly. Everyone knows how frustrating this can be when we are so dependent upon them. It’s now 8:20pm and still working on one of the pieces.

Thirdly, just about every thing that I have said to anybody today has been taken in a different way than I intended. I’m sure that it’s my fault. All I can say is that I’m sorry. I apologize.

Fourthly, we have a daughter that has an ongoing dependency problem. Dealing with her is just about impossible. In fact, it is impossible. Today I had to deal with her. It always ends the same way. It’s never good. And yet there is nothing that another person in the world can do for her. Only The Lord can change her mind and heart. I am trusting Him for this. Without Him she has no hope. Without The Lord’s intervention I fully expect to attend her funeral.

I have opened up with this to let everybody know that no matter how much you love God, no matter how much you have done for Him, and are currently doing for Him, you will still have bad days. In fact, we are told to expect these kind of days. It’s days like today when only The Lord, through His Word, can truly comfort you.

Jesus, speaking to His disciples says “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” We know that in this world we are going to have problems. But our Redeemer, Jesus, has overcome them all for us. He has offered us peace. That true peace comes only through Him. I love the way David says it in Psalm 34:19. “19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Yes, I know that my problems are very small indeed compared to others, but all of the difficulties of my life have ultimately already been overcome. I will fully experience this in Heaven. I have great hope whether I feel like it or not. I can look forward to a bright tomorrow.

Thank you Lord for Your peace! Thank You Lord for overcoming them for your weak servant!


Posted by on February 11, 2014 in A LA CARTE, Christianity, Religion


6 responses to “Some Days Are Just Lousy

  1. Erick

    February 11, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Yes, we all have those days…I call them ‘throw away days’ because it just seems like nothing has been accomplished and the day was just wasted. I’m so glad the Good Lord doesn’t ‘throw away’ any of our days…all are important to Him, even the ones we could do without. He’s got you even when you feel like nothing is going right…peace…


    • Levi Thetford

      February 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Thanks for sharing. You’re right. And it is all to conform us into His image. Blessings to you!


  2. Elouise

    January 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I clicked on this not knowing it’s now almost a year old. Still, I’m taking it as a sign to pray for you today–with whatever it’s bringing. My heart aches for you and your daughter. God will take care of her. And you. Blessings, my good friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      January 14, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Thank you so much, Elouise. Our daughter still needs prayer. She is doing better but had a loooong road. I appreciate you!!


      • Elouise

        January 14, 2015 at 7:27 am

        I will pray for her and for you! I remember having similar experiences–and constantly needing to hand people I loved over to God who would take far better care of them than I could. No matter what happened next. Which was always, of course, the hardest part–letting go of what happens next.
        Have a great day!

        Liked by 1 person


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