"My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up."
Did you wake up with something on your mind today that's already put you out of sorts? Maybe you already resolved the day to be imperfect due to the undertakings that happened last night. You sit there replaying the events until the movie spirals out of control while you embellish the incident over and over. Before you know it, you're really down and disgusted; and that movie has taken on new heights.
Our time here is so short. What a shame it is to allow something that happened in the past to ruin the rest of the day. No, don't start your day off like that. Get up in the morning and say, "Thank you Father. This is going to be a great day. I thank you that I have discipline, self-control; and that I make good decisions. I may not have control over yesterday, but that day's gone. I'm going to get up and get over it today."
Any morning you get up feeling isolated and out of control from the day before, needs correction right then and there, or that day's going to be ruined. You'll drag around depressed and defeated. Don't allow that trap to snare you.
Instead, get up every morning and receive God's love and mercy. When you feel you don't have a hand on the situation, don't beat yourself up over and over. Nobody is perfect. You simply need to ask God to forgive you and who ever is involved. Then move on, confident that the moment you asked God for this he has already resolved it.
God does not want you to mope around defeated. He wants you to get up and move on. If you have said something that made the situation worst, God chooses not to remember you mistakes. Maybe you were short tempered. Let it go. You may have done something you are not proud of, too, just sit quietly now and ask for forgiveness.
Sometimes we allow these things in the morning to disrupt our day. No matter how upset you are right now, speak to God. Ask for guidance; he is there. Then move on with your day.
This Week's Meditation:
My salvation comes from God.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. If you are especially upset ask:
What would you ask me to do?
Where would you have me go?
What would you have me say, and to whom?
Remind yourself of healing each moment. God has you in his arms always.