Friday, November 14, 2014

Do You Want Some Cheese With That Wine?

 
Did you ever have one of those days when you want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head?  The kind of day when everything seems to terrible and you feel sorry for yourself?  The kind of day when someone may ask you, "Do you want some cheese with that wine (or should I say, whine)?
 
That would describe my day yesterday.  I had one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days.  A day when I felt like a failure and like I was all alone in the midst of struggles. A day when I doubted every decision I've ever made, including putting up yesterday's blog post.  It ended pretty badly too with my son calling us from work, extremely upset because of the way others have been treating him there.  For him to call it had to be bad.
 
However, God is bigger than all of these issues.  He is in control.  The reality is that I'm not alone.  People may let me down, but He never will.  Often, things can seem ten times worse than they actually are.   And I'm thankful when I recognize that I'm just having a bad day and not stay in that moment.
 
Lamentations 3:22-24 (NIV) ~
 
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”
 
Today is a new day.  So I'm looking up and moving forward!   I'm thankful that God gives us a fresh, clean slate each day (even at 2:52 a.m.).  :-)