The weather has not been kind to us today. We are currently doing a large renovation to our house. After three days of hot, sunny days it has rained all day today.
Our poor carpenters had to work in the rain the entire time. Then one of our storm water pipes, which will be replaced in the next month or so, burst and leaked into our open drain. We’re loath to spend more money on a plumber when we won’t be using that pipe soon.
The carpenter needed the drain covered so he could finish building the deck. So my husband hired a little digger which he had to leave work to go pick up.
The carpenter did us a favour by working the digger to fill in the trench but then got the digger bogged! Finally he arranged for a friend with a car with a winch to pull it out.
Our whole driveway is a mud pit. And we’ve just discovered that this morning’s delivery guy knocked over our letterbox!
Have you ever had one of those days? Where it’s hard to see the positives because so many things have gone wrong?
King David had those days. He wrote about it in the Psalms. He often felt his enemies were over powering him and he needed God to intervene.
The great thing about David was that he declared God’s power before God moved in that particular situation. And I’m challenged to do the same. I may worry about money and time and stress levels. But first I need to trust God and declare His power.
Lord, You are sovereign. Come, rule in my life; in the good days and the bad. Amen.
Next time you’re having a tough day, how will you respond?
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.