Archive | June, 2011

Surviving an Awful Morning

1 Jun

 

We’ve all had them.  The day that begins awful and just gets worse.  Well that’s exactly what happened to me today.  I woke up and we realized that our air conditioner was in fact broken.  Of course the baby had gotten up really early and would not be consoled (not even with Tylenol).  The house was a disaster.  Then I started working on a project for Brandon only to find out that the printer was broken.  To top off my morning my bank informed me that someone had stolen the number of my debit card and was trying to charge hundreds of dollars from my account.  Really could this morning get worse?  It was only 10 o’clock by this point.  It did.  I was short with my wonderful husband. 

When it seems like our day keeps getting worse what on earth are we to do?  Have a good old-fashioned teenage girl cry-a-thon?  No way!  Run, run, run to the Cross of Christ! 

  • One of the best ways I have found to do this is to PRAY.  Really pray from your heart.  God cares how many hairs are on our head so He definitely cares when our days are not going so well.  I have found it helpful to journal a prayer to the Lord.  It helps me to express how I am feeling, but also shows me areas of my heart where sin is taking hold.  It is also great to look back later on during similar trying times. 
  • Look to God’s Word.  Especially the Psalms.  There is almost a Psalm for every feeling, thought or event that takes place in a person’s life.  Did you know that there is a Psalm that seems to speak directly to the stressed out woman?  I realized it a few days ago.  I guess it was just in time for the morning I had.  Here it is.. 
  •   “O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.  But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.  O Israel, hope in the LOrd from this time forth and forevermore.”                 Psalm 131
  • The next time you are having an awful morning cling to the Cross.  Then calm and quiet your soul before the Lord.