Have you ever had one of those days? You know, where things start out great, good, regular, normal… but then events begin that slowly let out your air. That has been my day. It started out normal, with hopes for it to be a good day, but one phone call, one text after the next slowly began to wear me down until I was in tears, feeling so defeated, so deflated.
My balloon was full this morning. I had plans, goals set, things I expected to accomplish. Then there was this little snag, not enough to pop it completely, but just to create this tiny leak. A small tear that made me feel inadequate, a blunder I made that was brought to my attention, that made me feel bad for my mistake. An error that I had to take time and try to repair.
Then next thing I know, the balloon is snagged again. Something else happened and air began leaking out more quickly until there was no air left. News we had been waiting to hear not only didn’t come, but what did come in its place was not good news and bad news, but bad news and worse news! It is days like this that I am so glad I have my faith. Knowing I have a loving Savior who cares for me, who is holding me up and knows and cares when I hurt, when I cry, helps me get through.
Days like today remind me to lean on Him, look to Him, depend on Him. When I am deflated I can only be lifted by Him. No eartlhy bandaid can lift my spirits the way He can! God knows what I need. In His caring for me we had some unexpected guests show up. A couple from church, a wonderful part of our Christian family, showed up out of the blue bearing a gift of vegetable soup and hugs! They didn’t know about my deflated balloon. They didn’t know about our bad day. It just so happened that their day, their plans changed and they stopped by for just a few minutes! They stopped by enough to lift our spirits and give us hope and help us get through a rough day! I thank God for His Son who blesses us continually and I thank Him for the wonderful family He has blessed us with here at Three Forks!!
I know things will get better. I know our days will look up and He will care for us. I know we have family surrounding us who cares for us. So even when the world tries to take the air out of our balloon, I know God will always be there to pick us up and set us flying again!!