Have you ever had one of those days where it started out amazing and then as the night started to fall and that all changed? I have had two such nights. Your day could have been awesome because you spent the day with your family and it was gorgeous outside but one disagreement with your spouse ruins the whole day.
It happens to everyone and it doesn’t feel good when it does. The stresses of life…job…money…children…schedules…house issues…all of it can throw off the best well balanced person off and it effects everyone around them. The challenge is how to deal with it when it happens to you. I found myself asking, should I return jabs and volley or be gracious and stop before it gets ugly? Today, I decided on the latter and instead took a handful of Doritos to bed with me…and here I sit typing out my thoughts instead of getting into the particulars of our argument with my husband. It’s sometimes the better route.
In 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 (ESV) it says: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
That scripture helped me today because it put things into a different perspective for me; this ultimately is just a bad couple of nights and I can honestly say that there aren’t many of them. I am grateful for my husband because he is kind and not arrogant, he is amazing in what he does and he’s a handsome man (he’s a hottie). And in the end, I need to remember those things and not moments like today. I am grateful for the love I have in my husband and in the children we have and I thank God each day for the love He has given me.
(Much better…I think I can sleep now. Thanks…)