It has been one of those days. You know the kind I am talking about. There is bad news, you get in an argument with your spouse, you don’t feel well, your five year old daughter decides to give herself bangs. These are just a few of the unhappy things that happened to me today. Things have been piling up and no matter how many good things also happen, they just don’t seem to balance out the bad. There is only one place in my life I can go for balance, the word of God.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the might hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” -1 Peter 5:6-8
When I get like this, there is only one thing that can settle me, Jesus. I need Jesus today. I need Him every day actually, but I REALLY need Him today. Don’t you just love that no matter what happens, Jesus is there? Jesus is always reliable. He is always going to be around. He will always give you good advice. He cares for you. He will settle you. These are all things I find extremely comforting.
As for my five year old’s hair… well it is going to take time to grow back. At least we took Christmas photos a few weeks ago. The last time something like this happened it was on Christmas morning, and my oldest daughter was four. It was literally just as we were getting ready to take pictures. Go figure.
Today, give me Jesus (and 5 minutes of quiet, please!).