Ever have one of those mornings where every little thing gets on your nerves and frustrates you? Today I experienced one of those mornings. I've had a very annoying cold for the past couple days that has made me very sleepy- but not during the night. After tossing and turning for most of the night, I was rudely awakened by my alarm clock at 6:15 AM alerting me that I needed to get ready for work. Of course, I was now having absolutely no problem with staying in my bed and getting some much needed rest. It was a struggle dragging myself out from under the covers, but I managed. Still half asleep, I read my devotions, ate a quick breakfast, and quickly got ready for work.
Once I warmed up my car and headed down the road, I realized I couldn't remember much from what I had read in my daily devotional book- not a good start to the day. Also, it seemed as if nearly EVERY car behind me was following only a couple inches from my bumper. I always get irritated when other drivers do that, because I don't want to speed up for them, and I don't want them following me so close in case I have to brake suddenly. As I started to think not-so-nice-thoughts toward the driver behind me, ironically my car radio was playing Twila Paris's song, "Run to You".
Even on the sad days, I run to You
Even on the good days, too, I run to You
Even before all else fails, You know it's true
You are the wind in my sails, I run to You.
As I heard that first line (I felt like replacing the word "sad" with "bad"), I really didn't feel like running to God or praising Him. I was grouchy, tired, it was early in the morning, and that person behind me was getting way too close for comfort. It's so easy to talk about having patience and being full of love, but when it comes to applying it to my life, it can be quite a different story! I am just so thankful that God is a forgiving and patient Father. He never grows weary or faint, and He gives this same beautiful promise to His children.
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.