When I went to bed on Sunday night, I had the perfect homeschool day neatly mapped out in my head. Everything was laid out on the table, the kitchen was clean, and I had even taken my shower.
At 6:02am everything changed with one tiny voice. “Mom, I have an itchy rash and can’t sleep.”
And that was the end of my perfect day. Yep. Before it even started.
A million different schedules danced in my head and the thought of getting up to face them was more than I could take. But I did. We secured the only appointment with the pediatrician, which of course was right in the middle of school, and began preparation for breakfast.
And then she broke a bracket on her braces. Unexpected wrench number 2. I won’t bore you with the details, but ABSOLUTELY nothing went according to plan.The doctor was abnormally late, school did not get done, I spent most of the day in the car, and somehow made it to my homeschool group as the featured speaker for the evening only to have technical difficulties through the whole presentation.
By the time the day ended, I was so ready for bed. At that point, I was begging for a total do-over. Have you ever had a day like that?
As I hunched over my Bible that night feeling exhausted and beat down, the Lord reminded me of the real truth about that Monday. True, it didn’t go according to MY plans, but the whole day was in HIS hands. Nothing was a mistake to Him or out of place. And in the end, my children were home safely tucked into bed, everyone was fairly healthy (minus a minor allergy mishap) and we had everything to be thankful for.
No, it wasn’t a perfect or even great day. It didn’t even feel like an ok day. But it was God’s day, carefully orchestrated according to His will! And for this, I must be glad!
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and
be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Tomorrow is a brand new day, one that was made for rejoicing. Are you in? (Hint: grab some Scripture cards to help pull you out of your very bad day!)