Tornados, Tantrums, and Torn Pages

Ever have one of those days? You know the kind I’m talking about — days when it seems like you’re being hit from every angle. One of those days is closing for me, and I’m trying to do something that is often very hard to do during times like this: Praise the Lord.

Something must be in the air today. It seems like so many who I love are hurting, then to top it off, there’s waking up to finding my bible (that I negligently left outside on a porch chair) chewed to bits by my dog — notes and all — then spending an hour in the bathroom with fussy preschool aged children during a tornado warning, nearly missing work deadlines, then finally loosing my temper in a way that I thought was behind me. It’s been quite a day. And honestly, that’s not even all of it. That’s just what I can publish Online.

What do we do in times like this? What I want to do is think about the positives. Loved ones were consoled. The dog didn’t choke. 🙂 The tornado didn’t harm anyone. Work got done. I have faith the Lord is still working on me.

So much more could have went wrong today, and I know that in some small way, when we have one of those days, it will work out for our good.

For me, today was another reminder of how much I need the Lord and the ways He is changing my heart for the better. It was a reminder of all the good things I sometimes take for granted. It made me re-think some of my priorities and the importance of spending every moment wisely. And most importantly, at the end of this hard day, I can still sit here with a smile and know that the Lord is good and all things are coming together for His glorious purposes!

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