A No Good, Very Bad Day

Welcome to Real Life.  Some days are better than others. But, some days are just bad.

I woke up this morning feeling like something is wrong in my world.  I feel weak, small, and foolish. Besides that, I’m sure no one likes me.  Heck, I don’t even like me today.

Yet, I’m a Christian. I’ve been walking with Jesus a long time.  Shouldn’t I wake up every morning oozing love, joy, and peace?

Actually, something is wrong in my world – and it’s me.  I’m human, flawed, and frail.  Sin clings to me.  No matter how hard I try to shake it off, it sticks.[1]  In spite of this, Jesus loves me.  And he loves me just as I am.  In fact, I think he loves me even more on no good, very bad days.  (At least it feels that way comparatively, since I’m sure no one else loves me today.)

I don’t have to pull myself together for Jesus.  I can go to him in my miserable mood and pour my troubles at his feet. He listens. He’s always there. For, not only did he save my soul once and for all, he continues to save my soul every day.  He strengthens me, reminds me of the truth, and whispers words of hope. 

One day this damaged, out-of-sorts existence is going to end. I will close my eyes in this world and open them in God’s Kingdom. I will see Jesus’ face.  I will see his face. There, I actually will greet every morning oozing love, joy, and peace. Sin won’t cling to me. Never again will I wake up to a no good, very bad day. These crummy days will seem like a dream. For this world is just a shadow of the Real Life to come.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared…I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.  All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!”  (Revelation 21:1-6 NLT)
Thank you, Jesus, for loving me on no good, very bad days.

Something to think about:
  • There Will Be a Day” by Jeremy Camp.
  • Are you on your way to heaven?  Are you sure?  Call 1-888-NEED-HIM or click here. 
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[1] Romans 7:14-25
Blog title borrowed from the children’s book title, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.

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