Running on Fumes


It was the final day of the longest work week in existence. My car had been haphazardly running on empty for a day longer than it should have. In my morning rush, I neglected to grab my phone charger, so my trusty phone was living on a precarious one percent. As I carefully drove my car to the nearest gas station, I realized that I ran out of tissues due to my cooperative head deciding that now was the absolute best time to get a cold. It had most certainly been one of those days.

Ever feel like you are just running on fumes? Like there is just no way you will make it to your next stop? I think if we are really honest, we all have days where we would really just prefer to just quit everything, eat some ice cream, cry, and take a long nap.

So how do we get through these days that in no way seem to be from the Lord?

We find the good in them.

Sometimes the good can be something simple, like your favorite song on the radio, a good deal at the store, or someone letting you ahead of them in traffic. Maybe the good is an unexpected text from a friend or the discovery of something you thought you lost. Or it could be the beautiful sunset that you notice when you finally decide to pick your head up. Whatever the good is may be, look for it and you will find it.

“This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

-Psalm 118:24

This is the day the Lord has made. God is over every day we experience, even the ones that seem to go wrong. We just have to find the good and find God in the midst of the empty gas tanks, stuffy noses, bad attitudes, and dead phones of our days.

You know the best thing about a bad day? It’s just that, a bad day. Days come, and then days go. Tomorrow is always a new day.

And God is over tomorrow too. So don’t fret, if you look for good and look for God, you’ll realize that neither are hard to find.