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If you call me and I tell you that I’m having “one of those days” please hang up! These days are bad! I would probably be so moody and irritable. Those close to me know better than to try poke for information and reasons. I always end up doing nothing most of these days. ( by nothing I mean the bare minimum, as long as my household is running.) Sometimes I have a reason why I’m low, sometimes it’s biological and I can’t do anything about it and other times I fail to figure myself out. But those days are so real. To avoid messing things up even more, I prefer spending these days alone eating my feelings.
Come to think of it, it’s been a while since I had one of those days. My son doesn’t allow me to be low and covered under a blanket all day. That first paragraph should all be in past tense.
But here is the deal: I promised myself never to let ‘one of those days’ become ‘one of those weeks’ or ‘one of those months’. The results would be tragic.
Spiritually I have also experienced one of those days. Waking up in emptiness. I remember during one of those days I couldn’t even listen to worship music, leave alone reading the Bible. I even tried calling someone who would encourage me but instead of their words helping, they made things worse. You know, those moments that God’s word and prayer don’t make sense. When the flesh seems to be winning, when hopelessness seems to be taking over.
Come to think of it, I always know the reason why; it’s always to do with overthinking about an issue and worrying too much. I end up shifting my focus from who God is to how big my problems are.
I dislike such days. I avoid them like plague. I pray in advance that I don’t experience such days. Satan thrives in such days and always wants to turn them into weeks, into months and into years. This way, we will drift further from the truth and walk away from our God given purpose.
Are you having one of those days? One of those weeks? One of those years? Today God is calling you back with His assuring voice. You cannot hide from His presence. Avoiding people, locking yourself in a room, being moody and grumpy, overthinking and worrying, eating your feelings and being rude to those around you; He still is here, with His arms open wide. Whatever is causing you worry, He can handle. Whatever is causing you sadness, He can replace with joy and peace. Don’t allow ‘one of those days” to take away your focus. Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.
I pray that even when you are low we shall be confident that our God is near. Even when nothing around us makes sense. We shall find confidence in the God who fills the heavens and the earth.
“Am I a God who is near,” declares the Lord, “And not a God far off? “Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?” declares the Lord. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 23:23-24