Today’s been a bad day, and I’m discouraged. My husband is traveling. I’m single parenting again, and my child is warring against my respect and self-worth. I’m tired and am at the end of my rope. Here are the knots God gave me to grab.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9 NIV)
Even if the recipient of your good has a bad attitude. Even if the harvest seems a long ways off. Even when the ground looks rocky with no sprouts in sight.
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.” (Hebrews 10:35-36)
God sees when no one else does.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Pray about your situation and find one thing to be thankful for. Something. Anything. Stay put until you sense God’s peace.
Hang on. This bad day will pass. Tomorrow all things are new.
What’s your default behavior when you have a bad day?
How’s that working?
Would you want your kids to follow this example? If so, please share!
What would you change?
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