You ever had one of those days?!?! You know what I’m talking about. Nothing is going right and everything is going wrong.
You woke up late, spilled coffee on your shirt, had a flat tire, got a ticket, late for work, the boss is grouchy, and…..
We’ve all experienced days like this at some point (maybe even lots of them).
There was one particular sentence I heard on the radio that changed my perspective on these types of days.
I was listening to an interview on Sirius The Message with Jamie Grace. She was telling about a time when she was growing up. She was having one of these particular days and explaining all the wrong things to her dad. She said, “It just isn’t my day.” Her Dad responded with a life changing thought. He said,
“Of course it’s not your day! This is the Lord’s day. Be thankful and rejoice in it!”
At first my heart felt victimized. But don’t you hear all these bad things?!?! And then I realized I was focusing on me and my problems. So, I took a moment to let this truth sink in.
Um, yeah…. today is not my day. This day belongs to God. And for that reason, when I’m having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day I can rejoice anyways. Because I have the one who holds the world in his hands living in my heart. And for that I am beyond thankful.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, rejoice!”
What can you be thankful for in the middle of the mess?