It’s Not A Good Day

Needless to say, he could come up with a whole list of ways he would have preferred to start his day.

Isaiah 15:1-9

Reference: v.2 Dibon goes up to its temple,
to its high places to weep;
Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba.
Every head is shaved
and every beard cut off. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: Not every day is perfect. My husband has just experienced one that fell far short from good.

As he drove to work in the morning he was pulled over by the police to be told that his car was unregistered. The police officer gave him a very large fine, took his number plates, and left him half way to work with no transport.

It took him two hours to get home only to discover that our road governing organization had made an administration error and not alerted him of his overdue registration.

He then had to make numerous phone calls to numerous managers explaining his situation to finally have someone help him out. Meanwhile, he had missed most of his day at work and spent many frustrating hours with a huge fine hanging over his head.

Needless to say, he could come up with a whole list of ways he would have preferred to start his day.

Application: While my husband’s bad day pales in significance to the destruction that was happening in Moab at the time of Isaiah, it is an important reminder that not every day is perfect.

This passage made me realize that God is aware of our bad days as well as our good. He may not always miraculously rescue us from every bad moment in our lives, but he knows what is happening and is there for us when we need Him.

Prayer: Lord, help us through the days that are less-than-perfect. Help me to see you in these times and learn to rely on your grace. Amen.

When have you had a bad day? How can you learn to see God more clearly at these times?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.


Rhonda AvasaluJune 20, 2012 at 10:39 PMReply

Thank you so much, I love to start my day with your devotions and have shared them with friends. I have another friend wanting to receive them but I can’t remember how to sign her up HELP! Many blessings to you both, Rhonda

Cameron BaileyJune 22, 2012 at 12:08 PMReply

We have just added a subscribe function on every devotions page, for instance. Your friend will just need to add her email address there and then follow the prompts. After that she will get an email asking her to subscribe and if she clicks the link she will be subscribed….Easy.

Unfortunately we have had a few issues this week and a few devotions weren’t sent, sorry about that. I think we have it fixed now.