Do you ever just have one of those days where you feel like every little thing is going wrong? Your alarm clock doesn’t go off, you forgot homework was due, or you just CANNOT wing your eyeliner perfectly even if your life depended on it.
Today was one of those days for me. Every little thing was frustrating me, and I was focusing so much on all the had gone wrong that I was blinded by all the joy today.
Today, I got to talk to both of my parents on the phone. It was a good day.
The weather was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Perfect fall weather, and the leaves are slowly starting to change (finally!). It was a good day.
I got to see two of my best friends before noon, while one gave me the biggest hug knowing that my day was not going as I wanted it to. It was a good day.
A sweet girl texted me and told me she was praying for me, when I needed it most. It was a good day.
Right when I got to the bus stop, the bus driver closed the doors and I missed the bus. BUT, while waiting for the next bus, I caught up with an old friend from high school. It was a good day.
A stranger commented on one of my blogs and told me how inspiring it was. She said how she wanted to start changing her perspective on life and was going to share it with her daughters. I think that is so cool. It was a good day.
What I am trying to say is, a bad day only last 24 hours. And even in a bad day, there comes good with it. You have to remind yourself that you have so far survived 100% of the bad days that Satan has thrown at you in the past. YOU ARE WINNING BECAUSE GOD HAS WON.
Sometimes you need those bad days; it makes you appreciate the good ones. You have to remind yourself that some people would love to have your bad days. There is good in everyday, you can’t give up on hope that something good is coming. You also have to remind yourself that you are not the only one that has bad days. The fact that I got a text from someone saying they were praying for me was one of the sweetest gestures she could have done. Now when I know someone is having a bad day, I am going to text them and tell them I am praying for them. And when my best friend knew I was having an emotional breakdown and just hugged me and told me everything was going to be okay, I knew it was going to be.
While I am saying to not give up on the good that each day brings, some days I am an emotional wreck, AND IT IS OK. People have bad days, people cry. Some days we spend all our energy trying to keep it together when we don’t need to. Don’t swallow your tears or harden your heart, that is a costly way to live life! “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so you can endure and overcome it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13. Grief helps heal! Jesus stated that He himself was “a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.” Isaiah 53:3.
I read in the book Captivating, by John and Stasi Eldredge, to let the tears come! There is no emotion in the world that Jesus cannot handle.
So, while I pray that everyone had a good day, I know that some did not… like me. KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON. I am praying for you.
Tomorrow is a new day, and I promise there will be good in tomorrow!!
“It gets better.” Romans 8:18.