(#31Days) Those Days

Everything just went wrong. No amount of planning, preparation or thinking ahead could have made it better. Some times we just have “those days”.

With everything else happening in our life I just didn’t have the energy to deal with it. It was one of those days where I more or less stayed home and functioned hoping tomorrow would be better.

After having one of “those days” I was thinking about that lovely group of women who have taken the risk and been studying Romans together. We studied the end of chapter 7 where Paul reminds us that we are still human and life still happens.

There was a bit of a lively conversation (which is always so good for my soul) about what it means that Christ has died and risen and we are saved. That his salvation was a one time act, a once and for all done deal.

Sometimes I forget that.

Who yielded His life our redemption to win

The day to day of life can feel like a hard fought battle. To get all 5 of us up and ready and out the door by 8:20am and not forget homework, lunch or shoes, well, let’s just say I believe in miracles!

Perhaps it is that hard relational thing you are trying to work out with a friend.

Maybe it is the internal battle of pride or failure or fear we are fighting with ourselves.

Who yielded His life our redemption to win

Our struggle is real because our humanity is real but it isn’t the end of the story. We have been fought for and won. We have been REDEEMED. We’ve been promised purer and higher and greater.

Wherever we find ourselves, even in the midst of “those days”, we need to remember that we are recipients of grace. Since we are recipeints of grace there is always a reason to rejoice. Yes, even on “those days”.


To God Be the Glory
Franny Crosby

To God be the glory, great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life our redemption to win,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice;
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice;
Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory; great things He hath done.

Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport when Jesus we see.


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