Yesterday was one of those days when everything could have gone wrong. Some things did go wrong but I give God all the glory because He shifted things and steered them in the right direction. His Spirit worked on my mind telling me not to let my circumstances get the most of me. He gently and lovingly told me that He was bigger than my trials and stronger than my fears. Sometimes we don’t realize how many fears we have until they creep up to the surface. Sometimes we need to face the music and realize that what we have been listening to is not a melody but a piece of melancholy. A tune that brings doom and not a song that brings joy. It’s those thoughts that we bury under a mask of happiness that need to be unearthed and dealt with. I dealt with them yesterday. I faced the fears, I renounced the tears and I welcomed the Lord. There are many times in our lives when we have to keep welcoming the Lord. Why? We kick Him out when anxiety and worry dominate us.
When that happens, God loses His main seat and He is out in the back corner where no one can see Him. We quarantine Him when sorrow is all we know. It’s during those times of heaviness that we should resort to His lightness. When stress came yesterday, God spoke. He spoke and He showed Himself strong and I found peace in the middle of chaos. He always stands tall and strong. Nothing derails Him and nothing bothers Him. Death doesn’t scare Him. He scared death on the cross and gave life a new life that will never expire. Friend, your daily fears and anxiety are terrified by the Lord but if you don’t let Him take over, they will run you over. If you are having one of those days, keep in mind that the One who created the day can fix anything, improve anything and bless anything. You are blessed. You are highly favored. Your mind might not know that. Your heart might not adhere to that but the truth knows that. Stay with the truth and believe that today is the day the Lord has made and you will rejoice and be glad in it!
Our day can only get as good as we see it. We have a lot to say about how our day goes. Our words direct our day. Our disposition, our reaction and our attitude have a lot to do with how our day shapes up. It can be in the shape of a whining and fading plant that is only watered by pessimism and complaints. It can also be in the shape of a growing tree watered by the joy and the peace of the Lord. I want my day to be a blessed tree every day. A beautiful tree whose beauty comes from the Lord. I am tired of ugly days that look like dead leaves that are devoid of life and joy. My day is only as good as the way the Lord makes it and He makes every day a good day. You and I need to find the good in every day. We need to have eyes that see and ears that hear what the Lord is doing for us during the day. When my day was starting to be crusty, I decided to remove the crust of misery and reveal the layer of blessings underneath. The blessings are many but our eyes are too small to see them at times. Squinting won’t help. Opening our eyes wide will make a difference and the Holy Spirit is the best eye opener. Have you asked Him to open your eyes today?
If you are having one of those days, remember that you are not alone. You are not alone facing today. The Lord is there going through the day with you and He knows how to get you out of the traps of the enemy and the mental webs of the adversity. You are going to make it today in an amazing way. Stop what you are doing and rejoice. Stop the fears with a declaration of victory. The victory is guaranteed with Jesus. You are going to overcome every obstacle and every hurdle. Your path is being made smooth by the Lord who can do all things. If you are having one of those days, remember that you have the One who can change the day in less than a second. Turn to God today. Turn to Him for peace and relief. He is going to improve your day and fix your situation. Don’t worry. Things are going to get better. With the Lord you can only go up and the hill is already ahead of you. Start climbing with the power of hope. Start your ascent with the push of your faith. Your day is in good hands. Trust the hands that will bless your day. If you are having one of those days, remember that God always has the final say!
Suggested reading: Jeremiah 17:7-8; Psalm 20:4; Philemon 1:25