You say you’re having a tough day?
The alarm didn’t go off and you started out hopelessly late … traffic was heavier than usual … your boss gave you a look which suggested a pink slip in your immediate future … the parking meter expired during lunch and the city wants an extra $25 of your money … traffic hasn’t improved on your way home … one of your sprinkler heads broke off and you are watering the upper branches of your spruce tree as you pull into your driveway … a malfunction with your cable service erased all your favorite channels … and the sheets on the bed hadn’t been dried thoroughly!
Start to finish it’s been a tough day.
Sometimes the only solution to this kind of a day is to get to bed as quickly as you can. Why?
Because God’s got a brand new day – a fresh start – again tomorrow. His mercies “ … begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:23 New Living Translation That’s news that can put a smile on your face after the day you’ve just experienced!
God’s mercies don’t always preclude the possibility of a ‘less than stellar’ day. But they do give us the ability to deal with them with continual hope in our hearts based, in part, by our history with the way God takes care of us.
Just prior to collapsing into bed at the end of your next sub-par day, take a few minutes to review the following great news:
“ … the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you.
He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT
“No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed,
nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from
the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:39 NLT
“And we know that God causes everything to work together
for the good of those who love God and are called according
to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 NLT
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
I Peter 5:7 NLT
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my
victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT
God’s mercies will not always keep us from having rough days, but they do guarantee us getting through them.