The devil didn’t win today, and he won’t tomorrow either…

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 | NIV

There are days (more than I care to admit) that I am grumpy and ungrateful, and I pass judgement to quickly and just all around a lousy Christian. I’m strong enough in my faith to admit that.

There are times when I am annoyed by the person next to me, whoever it may be, eating the loudest pretzels EVER, I turn the music up in an effort to drown the noise in the hopes that they will get the hint and stop (it usually doesn’t work)

And there are days when a customer annoys me with questions about something that is clearly in front of them in black and white (even highlighted for simplicity) and I am short and not very kind in my answers.

There are times when I lose my patience with my children, when it’s 9 am and they want to know what’s for dinner and I’m just trying to get through the morning. 

Now, you would probably think those are the days the devil got the better of me, but you see there’s another way of looking at that.

I like to think these are the days that make me a better Christian, these are the days that I stop and pray because I KNOW I can’t do this whole life thing alone. I know I need God to get me through this day and every day after.

When you’re having a bad day do you stop and think about your faith? Do you pray for real? Or do you only thank Jesus for the good days?

Do you go to him with the weaknesses that you know you have, or do you just give him credit for your strengths?

As Christians let’s allow Jesus in every aspect of our lives good and bad and ask for his guidance and strength to get through them. I think you’ll be surprised that the bads aren’t as bad as you once thought. 

Dear Heavenly Father, please help me to see the error of my ways and to rely on you to get me through them, in Jesus name, Amen.