When life hands you lemons…
Well, I didn’t have any lemons yesterday and the day went from bad to worse. It was a day of if it could go wrong it did go wrong. Finally about 3 p.m. I posted on Facebook
Worst.Day.Ever. Don’t say a word to me I may grumble.
No one listened to me
There were so many kind comments. Especially, “I’m praying for you.”
In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears. Psalm 18.6
I’ve had a few bad days in my 69 years
This wasn’t a people bad day, it was “stuff happens” bad day. But, it did unravel me. By the end of the day I was anxious and undone. I know what to do when I’m like that so I hid myself in our bedroom with the door closed.
I was determined
Today was a new day and things would be better. Husband and I gathered all the necessary documents and went to the DMV to get our South Carolina driver licenses. I had my little briefcase and I was ready.
D428 to window 9.
Off I went and I saw my husband was on his way to window 7. First things first when getting a drivers license? Eye exam.
Read the first line of numbers, left to right.
I adjusted and adjusted again. Nothing but a blur.
I’m sorry ma’am, we cannot go any further. Please take this form and have the optometrist complete it after examining your eyes.
I look out the corner of my left eye – no blur at all – and hubs is headed to have his photo i.d. made.
Worst Day Since Yesterday
I went out to the truck and sat there and sulked. I said to the Lord, “Okay, GAKAT, I know – but what is this all about, Lord?” Lowell came to the truck and I asked him to go straight to the new vision center up on the highway. On the way, the devil threw every vain imagination he could muster in the ten-minute drive. In my head I rebuked, reproofed, and shoved the old devil under my feet. We got there and my hubs asked if I wanted him to go in with me – I declined his offer.
I filled out the paperwork, had preliminary tests with five big machines, you know the ones, put your chin there and your forehead there. Then I went in to Dr. Reshna. She was a delight.
The Devil Was Wrong
She didn’t see glaucoma, no bulging eye sockets, no macular degeneration, two very slight cataracts to watch, and no legal hindrance to driving…
She completed the form. I ordered a pair of reading glasses and driving glasses and got a great deal. She assured me I was doing well and no need to come back for at least a year.
Take that, devil
I went back to the DMV, waited only five minutes or so and got my new drivers license.
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33.3
Now, here’s the icing…
We finally got back home, and on my doorknob was this:
Now, I know I ask God for personal postcards and I’ve been known to ask Him for a sign or two over the years, but how did someone in our new neighborhood know that today this was incredibly welcomed?
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit. Romans 15.13
Worst Day to Best Day
God knows and cares and can turn the worst day into the best day – He did it for me today and He can do it for you.
Let Him know the cry of your heart. Tell Him the thing that wakes you up every night at 2 a.m. Talk to Him like a Best Friend. He has such a way of taking messes and making beauty.
If He does it for me – I know He’ll do it for you…