I had a very productive day today. I washed, dried, folded, and PUT AWAY four loads of laundry. (I know right?) I also washed the dishes- which I must admit is not a daily thing in my house, sadly.
After my cleaning spree, the kids and I ran five errands which included trips to Walmart AND Winco. After unloading and putting away the groceries, I cooked a very simple dinner for the kids and took a bath.
Here You Come Again
Then, the old feeling starts. Almost every night, when things are winding down and it’s dark outside, I feel a sense of disappointment.
It’s very vague but recognizable at the same time. It’s a sense that I didn’t do enough- the house wasn’t clean enough- I didn’t spend enough time with the kids- I let them play on the computer too long- I played on my phone too much…
Some Sweet Day
Some call it “mom guilt” and they’re not wrong. But for me, it’s more of a disappointment that I’m not who I really want to be yet or where I want to be in life.
Then I’m reminded, “Tomorrow is another chance to get it right”. Will everything instantly click when I get out of bed and life be perfect? Nope, but I can be one day closer than I was yesterday.
I Love Ya, Tomorrow…
That’s the beauty of tomorrow: we never know what it’s going to bring! Sure, none of us are promised a tomorrow, but most of us fall asleep believing that we will wake up in the morning.
So, you don’t like your job? Maybe you will get an interview for your dream job tomorrow. Tired of being single (like me) and wish you could meet your dream spouse? Maybe you will meet them tomorrow! Missing someone you haven’t heard from in a while? Maybe they will call you out of the blue tomorrow!
One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Another favorite is Psalm 37:4,5- Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will do it.
God is Good
These verses give me hope that no matter what my today or yesterday looks like, tomorrow can be better. The Bible also said God’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22,23). So even if we messed up royally today, we ask forgiveness and start fresh tomorrow! Ain’t God good?!
If you have a heavy heart tonight, there’s a verse for that too: Psalm 30:5-Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. The word of God is such a comfort; I’m so thankful for it.
So, whatever is bothering you tonight, just take a deep breath, pray, cry if you have to, and get some sleep. Tomorrow is a new day, and it’s one day closer to the future God has for you.