2/4/14

His grace finds me


Yesterday was Monday...all..day..long!  I like to ease back into the work week, but sometimes it requires jumping right back in with both feet running at full speed.

It was a stressful day and on my ride home from work, I was thinking about the day and reflecting on the people I came in contact with and the difficulty of some of the situations.  Sometimes when we're having a bad day, anything and everything will go wrong.  When it rains, it pours, right?

Well, yesterday was that kind of day.  I thought when I made it to lunch, that things would get better after a chicken salad sandwich from Zaxby's.  I sat in the drive-thru line and waited my turn to order, only to realize when I got to the window to pay, they were only accepting cash :(  Their debit card machine wasn't working and I didn't have any cash, so there went my sandwich.  Thankfully, I didn't take my frustrations out on the cashier, but after all of that, I was starving so I went to one of the first places I saw.....Wendy's.  I really did not need a cheese burger.  But I gave in to my frustrations and settled for something quick and easy....and unhealthy.

To top things off, I was late leaving work, and then, on the way home, I apparently ran over a dead skunk or something.  My entire car smelled like it for I don't know how long!  Speaking of skunks, it's been years since I've seen one.  Are they almost extinct or something?  I wouldn't have a problem with that!

But I finally made it home to my little haven from the world.  I was listening to some music on the way, and I heard a song that really spoke to my heart and encouraged me.  It's pretty new on the radio- Your Grace Finds Me by Matt Redman.  We actually heard it the first time at Passion City Church.  We were up there visiting Dillan one weekend a few months ago and Matt was leading worship there that morning and sang it.

It's a beautiful song with a beautiful message about God's grace.  As I listened to the song, I was thankful for the reminder that even on those days when I'm too busy and distracted to focus on Christ like I should, He doesn't lose His focus on me.  He sees all that I go through - He sees the 'Mondays' of my life.

He sees my struggles and my tears.  My victories and my cheers.  His grace finds me where I am.  Because of that, I can breathe in His grace and breathe out His praise!  I can claim victory over my circumstances and allow Him to help me see things from His perspective.

I don't know about you, but I'm so thankful for God's grace....on Mondays and every day.

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