There are days when one sleeps late, therefore doesn’t get out of bed on time to go to work, or something like that.
Then there are other days when you’ve worked hard (or partied hard) the night before, so you decide to sleep a little longer in the morning.
Sometimes we get the flu, or just a cold, and when morning comes there’s nothing else to do but pull the covers over your head and have your spouse cancel all your appointments.
Then there are times when the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and face another day. Putting your feet on the ground will mean having to do something, to think through something, to deal with somebody, or face an insurmountable situation.
That’s the kind of day I’m having; I just didn’t want to get out of bed.
Nevertheless, I’m up, or I wouldn’t be writing this. If nothing else, having a little dog that can’t figure out how to use a toilet and can’t open the front door sorta makes staying in bed indefinitely a problem. Oh for a doggie door!
But I must remind myself that each and every day is a day the Lord has made. To waste it – even the parts I don’t like – is to waste a priceless gift the Creator has given me. It might be difficult at the moment, but I must “rejoice and be glad in it.”
I have the physical strength to face another day, but my mental and spiritual strength is weak. Does that give me an excuse? Well, what does “when I am weak, He is strong” mean? Does it only apply to the day after a workout?
Some might call it depression. Some might call it the blues. Some might chalk it up to working, more or less, seven days a week (wait, how could I work “more” than seven days?). Some might call it burnout. Whatever it is, I’m breathing, the sun is shining, I’m just a steward of what has been given me, and there’s no guarantee of a tomorrow.
Both riches and honour [come] of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand [is] power and might; and in thine hand [it is] to make great, and to give strength unto all. – 1 Chronicles 29:12 KJV
The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. – Psalm 29:11 KJV
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. – Psalm 119:116 KJV
God gave this day to us for a reason, so we must seize it! Carpe diem! Who knows? Home might be just around the corner.