I went to bed really angry on Monday night. It had been a very long and expensive day. I had car repairs that were way more than expected, home repairs that were needed and taking more time and money than I wanted, broken product (lost revenue), repairmen who didn’t show up, and several other equally fun little events that had crowded into my nicely planned day. I was cold, it was storming and my mood matched the weather. As I lay there fuming (and not sleeping like I wanted to be) it just seemed to escalate. I was ticked. So I started telling God just how I felt—ever done that? Have you ever just told God?
- I know You’re my Provider, but I’m just not seeing it right now
- I know you’re my Peace, but I’m really angry that…
- I know you’re my Healer, but I’m still sick and I’m tired and…
- I know you’re my…Basically, I was whining and it wasn’t pretty.
I poured it all out before my God and somewhere in the middle of it all, He graciously reminded me that my focus was out of whack. There were an awful lot of “I” statements in my rant and “I” am not supposed to be my focus—and neither are my feelings. He also reminded me that everything I was ticked about belonged to Him—the house, the cars, the people…and me.
Somewhere in my pouring out, God granted me sleep…and I woke up on Tuesday morning singing a chorus from our Sunday worship:
No Greater Love (lyrics by Tommy Walker)
There’s no greater love than Jesus,
There’s no greater love than He gives
There’s no greater love that frees us
So deep within
All the world’s empty treasure will soon pass away
But His love will last forever
In my heart it will remain
We praise Your name stand in awe of
Your never-ending love
Love so great that it covers
All my sin and shame
No greater power there is no greater force
In all the earth than the strength of His love
I love it when God does stuff like that! It was going to be a great day! Since I woke up early, I wrote this great post about it (yes, it was better than this one)…and then my computer crashed before I could get it posted.
Yes. It did. God has a sense of humor.
And get this…today I woke up singing the same song.
Happy Wednesday, y’all!