Friday, September 17, 2010

New Day

Yesterday was a bad day.

I tried a lot of things to get into a better mood. I even listened to a sermon online by my favorite pastor (Colin Smith) from my favorite book of the Bible (Philippians), and while it calmed me briefly, even that failed to have a lasting positive effect.

We had people coming over, which terrified me. How could I have people over when I was in such a mood? Finally, I went into my bathroom and just prayed. I asked the Lord to carry me, protect me, and particularly to protect the people around me from me.

The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. That's all I can say.

I went to bed early. I told DJ, "This was a very bad day. I am ready for this day to be over."

DJ said, "Some days are like that. You just have to throw in the towel, go to bed, and hope for a better tomorrow."

Today my dog is really, really sick and I have to take him to the vet. But even so, I feel so much better than I felt yesterday.

I am thankful for a new beginning. I am thankful for a new day.


Anonymous said...

I hope your dog is ok, and I hope your mood improves as well. Sometimes the bad days are there to remind us of all the good things we have in our life :).

God Bless

Ruth said...

Thank you. My dog just has a nasty ear infection. So he will be fine. My pocketbook on the other hand... :)

Oh well. I really am feeling better. That was a weird bad day yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased your dog is ok. I'm too busy at the moment to have a dog, but one day soon I have faith that I will have the time for one one day.

I woke up on the right side of the bed this week and the day is looking alright :).

All the best to you and your dog :)

Doug said...

I like the part about not believing soneone would are come over when we are having a bad day.