Ever have “one of those days?” I happen to be having one now and it’s not even 9 AM. I went to brush my teeth this morning and one of the lights in the bathroom was burned out. I reached to remove the bulb and it broke off in my hand. How do I get the rest of that thing out of there without electrocuting myself? I turned the switch on a table lamp. The glass lampshade disconnected and almost fell to the floor. I seem to be having issues with electrical things.
I went to take the dog out and stepped into one of his previous land mines. I turned on my computer only to find I needed about a thousand upgrades, so my blog posting had to wait. I had a good nights sleep, but woke up with a stiff neck and a headache. My car is in the shop, because the key to the ignition doesn’t always work, and wouldn’t it be fun in an emergency situation, to be stuck without being able to start the car?
Since both my husband and are in the arts business, it’s always been slim pickings financially. I’ve got lots of opportunities to do volunteer work, but nothing that helps pay the bills. My skin is beginning to look like an alligator bag. I’m growing old. I’m tired of being tired. Have you heard enough? I have.
Let’s look at the positives. I don’t have an incurable disease. I’m going to celebrate another birthday soon, which means I’ve survived another year. I’m married to a wonderful man – I have great kids and wonderful grandchildren. I’m not subject to depression. I’m usually pretty cheerful. There are so many with really serious problems.
Some days are worse than others, but we have to look at it this way. “Tomorrow is another day” – as Scarlett O’Hara so aptly put it – another day to start over – get a fresh start – put our thoughts on someone or something else. It’s only 9:15 AM now. I have a whole day ahead of me to make it not one of those days.
Usually when we have struggles of any kind, we carry the load all the way through the day – into the next day and weeks down the line. Soon it’s like carrying heavy baggage. For those suffering from real depression, this can be a matter of life or death. Even those who put their trust in the Lord go through struggle, disappointment and frustration. They’re called moments of weakness – a time when we’re vulnerable to negative thinking and low self image.
No matter how good or bad our days are, we have God’s promise that things will get better. He has a plan for each one of us. Each step we take towards the end goal is going to make us stronger when we reach it. God tells us not to worry about today. He’s got this!