Shelly's Story of Faith & Family - Turn One of ‘Those’ Days Into One of God’s Days

Writer Author  Shelly Story
Christian Column : Life  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer I have often found myself uttering the phrase, “It’s just one of those days.” Thinking about that phrase makes me wonder just what “one of those days” is and how I can turn it into, “It’s a great and blessed day” instead.

I’m sure “one of those days” means different things to all of us. It also can mean something different to each of us at different points in our lives.

It can be one of those days when all of the little things add up, starting with the alarm not going off and the kids suddenly remembering they need to bring cookies to a class party 20 minutes before school starts and ending with burning dinner after an extra long day at work.

It also can be one of those days when it seems like every direction you turn there is crisis all around you.

You have a loved one seriously ill, one going through a personal crisis, one making choices that negatively affect their life, conflict that divides a family, turmoil every where you look.

In the first case, you know you will wake up the next day with a whole new set of circumstances and a better day.

In the second case, you wonder how you will ever get through everything around you. You look for a break somewhere in the midst of the raging storm where you can break free. The problem is, if you just look in front of you or behind you or to the side, all you see is trouble. The only way out is to look up.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1

No matter how much we want to “fix” everything around us, for ourselves and our loved ones, we can’t. Not on our own. I have spent so much of my life trying to fix every problem that comes along, both large and small, even to the point of making myself physically ill. I am a Type A personality. I want everything to go in an orderly and timely manner, for everything to be perfect. When I feel things slipping out of my control I can feel my blood pressure rising and my heart beginning to beat more rapidly.

Well, guess what I learned? When I stop trying to fix everything and turn it over to God, my blood pressure goes down, my heart rate returns to normal and things turn out so much better than they ever would have if I had tried to retain control.

God’s way is so far beyond us that we can’t even imagine what he has planned. We just have to put our trust in Him and know that things will turn out according to His plan.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Now I wake up in the morning and say, “This is going to be one of God’s days.”

I know that whatever is happening, whatever is going on around me, I can just take it to God in prayer and give it to Him. I still find myself wanting to rush in and “save the world” sometimes or asking God, “are you sure about this?”

But, I know that yes, He is sure, only He knows what is best and if I just sit back and listen to what he says I will find a path out of those stormy seas and onto smooth water.

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.” - 2 Thessalonians 3:16

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