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Some days are rays of sunshine, success and sweetness.

Then there are the days of darkness, discouragement and drudgery.

Recently I walked through a day of the later with a friend. From the moment I saw her coming my way, I could see defeat in her walk, her pasted smile, and the invisible, yet so visible weight that she carried across her shoulders.

I could not rectify, solve or improve the situations in her life that day. And I felt helpless.

We all have those days, weeks or even years, when we have lost our confidence, our hope. Sometimes these days are born out of events or emotions that are beyond our control.

Since we all have and do experience life this way at times, what if we applied empathy to the situation? What if, rather than try to fix the difficulty in another’s life, we simply sat in with them, then started to fill them with what is true?

What if we simply told them how much we appreciate them? express the strengths we see in them? tell them that they are loved?

In essence, what if we filled their empty cup with understanding, truth and love?

Isn’t that what we would hope when we are in the depths of despair?

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you,
do also to them”
Matthew 7:12

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Ever have one of those days?

You know what I’m talking about, because we have all had them! One of those days when it just would have been better to stay in bed … for your protection … for the protection of your sanity!

I had one of those days recently.

Upon waking, the day ahead seemed bright … Friday is often like that.

Even when I left for work, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and I had a smile on my face. I was feeling so good, I decided to stop for a tea on my way to work.

But, the drive thru line was longer than I realized …

I somehow forgot to count when I went to pay for my tea (and the ability was not coming back fast enough) …

I spilled the piping hot beverage down my front, as the cover was not on tightly …

My water bottle cover was also not on tightly, and my lunch got rinsed thoroughly …

Upon arriving at school, the early morning meeting was not what or where I had remembered …

And, and, and …

Things did not improve … until I climbed into bed, later that day, eager to fall asleep and say good bye to this day.

We all have days like that. Days when it seems that there are forces all around playing havoc with our peace, our productivity and our sanity.

In John 16:33 we are reminded that troubles are to be expected:

“… in this world you will have trouble.

Now that could be message enough to send us back to bed, each and every morning, but the message does not end there!

“But take heart!
I have overcome the world.”

Even in our Murphy’s Law kind of days, we need to hold to the promise that Christ himself has overcome it all … and all for you and me.

 

 

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