This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. —Psalm 118:24
Hi, my name is Dee, and I am a control addict [hello Dee]. It’s been 10 minutes and 21 seconds since my last attempt to control a situation. I have alienated friends, family, and strangers with my addiction. I know it’s all an illusion but I can’t help myself, it’s a disease.
Okay, seriously, I have not alienated people (because I also like to control whether I’m liked or not) but I have gone through some major emotional pain trying to make things come out the way I want them to be.
So the other day I was reading this scripture verse and it suddenly hit me to put the emphasis in another part of the sentence. THIS is the day the Lord has made.
As in, this is the day the Lord has made…(Yes, I’m sure you would like this day to be a different kind of day)… Let us rejoice and be glad in it….(So, be grateful for this type of day and know that I have a plan.)
Oh, so this isn’t a sentence only meant to praise God but also to give up your control issues?
ME: No! This is not working out right! Oh God, I don’t think I can do this!
GOD: Relax, I’ve got this. This is the day I made.
ME: But if this happens everything will be ruined!
GOD: But this is the day I have made.
ME: I can’t see any good come of this! It’s painful for me and uncomfortable for them.
GOD: Every way of a man is right in his own eyes but the Lord weighs and tries the hearts*. This is the reason I have made this day.
ME: But, what if…
GOD: Nevertheless, this is the day I have made.
Hi, my name is Dee, and I am a control addict [hello Dee]. It’s been 5 minutes since my last attempt to control a situation and God loves me anyway. Lucky for me He forgives my attempts to control Him too.