I had one of those days.
One of those “the-regular-dose-of-Tylenol-to-kill-this-headache-is-not-enough” kind of days.
Not the kind of day that happened to me, but the kind of day that happened because of me.
The kind where I ended it as a failure at life. I failed as a wife, I failed as a mother, I failed as a friend, and I failed at everything I tried to do for the 24 hours I was given.
I don’t say this for pity’s sake– I say it because it’s true.
My attitude was so bad for the entire day that I did absolutely nothing of any worth to contribute to the world in any possible way. I took out my negative feelings on everyone around me.
For any steps I had taken in forwarding my life toward the good work of the kingdom of God in the past few weeks, in one 24 hour period, I took 500 steps back.
And I have no one to blame but myself.
I actually said to my husband, “If today was my last day on earth, this is not the way I would want to go out.”
I think we’ve all occasionally had this kind of day. I think we’ve all gone to bed at night and looked back over the day and said, “what a waste,” knowing that we could have been productive, but we allowed our emotions to get the best of us.
And I know we’ve all had the sort of day when all we can do is drop to our knees and beg God’s forgiveness for the mistakes we made, and the feelings we allowed to drive those mistakes.
This is why mercy is so important. Days like this are proof that God’s mercy is constant, unwavering, and undeserved.
Days like this are why I am so incredibly grateful that God’s mercies are new every morning, and that I get my do-over with the next sunrise.
And I’m not going to waste it.
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Share with me: Have you ever let your emotions dictate the path of your day? When is the last time you had a bad day? How did you overcome it?