Did you ever have one of those days?
Yesterday was one such day for me. If anything could go wrong, it did.
At one point, it all just became too much. Life has been difficult lately and while there have been many moments of grace and victory, there are also moments of frustration, heartache, and sadness.
I had to pick up my daughter at the high school, so I stormed out of the house and climbed into my car.
On the way to the high school, I had it out with Jesus. Loudly.
As I have said many times on this blog, it really is okay to do that. He can take it and He always encourages honest dialogue. If we don’t get all the ugly out, it seeps into our hearts and goes deeper and deeper until it poisons us and those around us. Bitterness kills.
“WHEN does this season end?” I asked Him, not in a disrespectful way, but with the honest questioning of one of His own who is wounded and hurt and bewildered.
“When will You turn the page on this season and lead us into a new one?”
Just then, my car turned the corner.
Our local ice cream shop had one word on their sign and it said this:
Not “Opening soon” or “Coming soon.”
I was speechless.
I had just been talking to a friend the day before about how Jesus is always speaking…it’s just that sometimes we miss it.
It was impossible to miss this message from Him though.
Jesus met me at the lowest point in my day and spoke a message of hope that filled me with fresh joy in His nearness, His faithfulness, and His total and complete knowledge of me and all that I am feeling and thinking.
Do you need to hear from Him today?
First and foremost, stay in his Word. The Bible is “alive and full of power, making it active, operative, energizing, and effective…penetrating to the deepest parts of our nature, exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very purposes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12).
Then keep your eyes and ears open as you go throughout your day.
He may have a message waiting for you where you least expect it. :)