It’s been one of those days

Murphy’s law on steroids.

Whatever could go wrong today went wrong. From the moment I left the house this morning until I crashed on the couch at days’s end. My soft couch was welcome respite.

I regret to say I was not a nice person today. in the throws of multiplemurphys-law setbacks I lashed out at two ladies. Both, in their respective roles were trying to help me. Both were cheerful and pleasant. I was not.

I chose to complain and become one of those antagonistic clients they practice on in  HR customer service training classes.

I sought them both out at the end of our meetings and apologized  profusely and earnestly. I resent my negative responses to people who only wanted to serve me. All I wanted to do was argue and register my dissatisfaction and disappointment. All they wanted to do was help me.

By days end I was exhausted and regreted that I responded contrary to my usually pleasant Type A, never-meet-a-stranger self. I needed relief.  I needed rest.

I came home and opened my bible and read Mathew 11:28-30 several times.  About the third or fourth time I felt His peace wash over me. I was quiet, refreshed and at rest in Jesus.

I’m so grateful that on Murphy’s law days I can always come to Jesus and let Him take away my burdens and my anxiety and give me His peace and I can rest in Him.

Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and
learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. 
For my yoke
is easy
and my burden is light.

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4 thoughts on “It’s been one of those days

  1. I’m sorry you had such a bad day, but glad you found your solace in Jesus. We are but human so the ‘crux of man’ and worldly things still affect us causing us to feel out of whack or struggle emotionally. But to lay that before God and seek His grace is all we can do, in love and obedience. I know He gave you peace and am glad for it. And I surely hope today was a Much better day!

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  2. Oh Steven sometimes no matter how hard we try the Enemy jumps up an down on our buttons! He knows exactly how to foul our witness and takes special glee in doing so. My wife had an experience at the bank yesterday where the teller was particularly frustrating and while she kept her wits, it would have been easy to go berserk. Our witness is a moment by moment and event-by-event kind of necessity to manage. I hope you are feeling God’s peace strong and sure now.

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