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!