It’s just been one of those days! One of those days when nothing seems to go right. Things just aren’t going your way. You started out this morning ready to conquer the world, but you were ready to go back to bed by 10:00 a.m. because you just kept getting more discouraged from the outcome (or the lack thereof) of every project, task, and issue that you were dealing with. Life just doesn’t seem to be treating you fairly today. Anything that can go wrong seems to keep going wrong. What’s the use? It’s just one headache after another. You would scream and cry, but that would consume the rest of the small amount of energy that you have left, so it’s just not worth it.
We all are there right now, are going there, or just coming from there. We’ve all had our fair share of what seems to be a disaster of a day. If only we lived in a perfect world, then we would never have to face this kind of a day, but we don’t live in the land of perfect, so these days are going to hit us out of nowhere from time to time.
So what are we supposed to do when we face a tough day like this? Well we have a couple of options. We can stick our head in the sand and pretend that it’s not happening. We can overreact and lash out in anger at every person that we come into contact with. We can run away and hide because it’s just too much to deal with or we can run straight to our Heavenly Father.
For some odd reason, we seem to think that we can handle everything on our own. We don’t want to bother God with anything because we think He’s too busy for us. We make all of these assumptions only to be let down once again. We aren’t able to fix any of it, but we think that we’re strong enough to handle it on our own. Yeah, right! That really makes lots of sense! We’re strong enough? When will we ever learn?
There comes a point in all of our useless striving that we realize that running straight to God really is our only option. We’ve tried everything else, but it didn’t work. This becomes our last resort, but our best option. So we do it reluctantly wondering just where all of this will lead.
God wants us to remember that He wants us to run to Him like a little child. He doesn’t want us to carry all of those burdens on our own. If we need to cry, then we cry. There is no shame in this place. This is a place of total trust because we know that our Father is taking care of us. We are free to be who He created us to be here. He understands every emotion that we’re experiencing, every unfair action, and every situation that keeps us awake at night.
So where did we come up with the idea that once we are adults, then we can handle it all on our own? Just because we are all grown up doesn’t mean anything to God. To Him, we are still His little children. We weren’t created to do this on our own. He wants to do life with us, even if it’s bad.
Where does this leave you? My prayer is that you will drop everything and run. Run! Run as fast as you can straight to the Father’s arms. Don’t waste another minute trying to decide what’s best. Just do it! Let God’s overwhelming love wash over you as you surrender everything to Him. Then you’ll begin to realize that all of your bad day items are just a drop in the bucket compared to all of the awesome things that God has in store.
So what are you waiting for? Put on your running shoes and tie those laces because you have a race to run, and the prize is Jesus. Oh what a beautiful life!