This weeks article comes from Curt Zahm
Can a bad day be an Unexpected Gift?
Do you ever have a bad day. It seems those that are closest to you get to see the worst side when you're having a bad day. It’s a mood that has no fuse but the slightest spark will set you off like a bomb. Well I had a day like that recently, and I found myself frustrated and angry.
So I’d had a long week and it was only Wednesday. Trips and travels all over, helped a friend with a bad situation, and bills are due. Usually on a Wednesday I’m finishing up a message for our Wednesday night group, and things just weren’t falling together. To top it off I had just gotten a new truck and one of the doors got stuck and wouldn’t open. I picked up the kids from school at 3:00 and on the way home they were singing so loud with the radio I couldn’t hear myself think. Now to put this in a different light I should have been happy that my children were singing God’s praises, but just then it hit me. I’m selfishly angry.
Psalm 61 starts, “Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
When we get in theses situations the best thing to do is to focus back on God, and I start with prayer. Obvious first step, but absolutely necessary. As I prayed I felt God lift me back up into Joy. All the things that I had been worried about I realized were provided for. The bills were paid, I had reliable transportation and a full tank of fuel, and my friend was where he needed to be by God’s grace.
Isaiah 66:13 “For thus says the Lord: …. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.”
When we find ourselves drifting into anger and frustration, its hard to remember to find our focus on God. But when you can, you’ll find a loving Savior ready to comfort his child. Remember to keep God first in your focus and you will have joy in all that you do.
I would direct you to Psalm 61 today. Read it through and dwell on the God who hears and provides.