The other day, I arrived home from school, totally shattered. My day hadn’t been going my way, right from the word go. I had had bad news first thing in the morning, I didn’t feel too good, I was in a rush to leave the house, I was super stressed, my relationships with some of my friends were a bit off, and I said something I really shouldn’t have said. You get the idea- it wasn’t a great day. At all.
It was also a Friday, so when I got home, I was in a rush to get some blog content ready for the next day. Exhausted and uninspired, I was whiling away some time scrolling through Pinterest when this quote popped up on my feed:
God’s plan for your life far exceeds the circumstances of your day.
Take a moment to let that sink in.
How great is it to remember that? No matter what has happened in your day, God’s plan for you is much, much bigger.
That day, nothing seemed to be going my way. Like- nothing at all. I kept messing up, and I felt like I was losing control of stuff. But, the truth that had been staring me in the face that whole day was that God was so much bigger than all of that.
I thought about it for a while, and the more I thought about it, the more convinced I became of the fact. You see, the thing is, no matter how much we mess up or what it is that we do, God still loves us. He still wants us, and He still calls us His! The other thing I realised was that God is working in my life, even if I don’t see it. He has a plan, and as Romans 8:28 reminds us, God is working in all things for good!
‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.’ Romans 8:28 (NIV)
After realising this, my whole perspective had changed. Although I hadn’t had a great day, and although I’d messed up, God still loved me. His love is UNCONDITIONAL- it will never stop loving me, even when the going gets tough.
Like that quote I mentioned at the beginning of this post says- the circumstances of our day do not- in any way- affect God’s plan for our life. God is so much bigger than any bad day that we may have and so much stronger than anything that we may come up against. So, even if you’ve had a bad day, I pray that you would find peace in the knowledge that, no matter what has happened, you have a heavenly father you loves you more than you could ever, ever know, and that you would be comforted by the fact that His plan for your life FAR EXCEEDS the circumstances of your day.