Spilled Milk

Have you ever had one of those days, that you would just like to go back bed and have a do-over. I remember this one day that I was literally crying over spilled milk.

This particular Saturday morning I thought I was going to be nice and go get donuts for breakfast. Now I did have other motives behind going to get donuts, I had no creamer nor milk for my coffee. So of course I was willing to go out in the freezing cold go to Casey’s to get donuts for the family.

So my half asleep body made its way to Casey’s. I bought my items, making sure I got a bear claw for my husband.  I placed the gallon of milk, donuts, and creamer on the back seat of the truck and made my way back home. But my morning took a bad turn, when I went to open the back door, the gallon of milk fell onto the ground.

I was think no big deal, it should be fine. But I was wrong, I was so wrong. I am standing outside crying because the gallon of milk was not fine. It had got a big crack on it; more like a big long split down the whole side. Trying to at least salvage some of the milk for breakfast, I managed to get milk all down my black coat.

I finally gave up, still crying over the spilled milk and upset with myself, I drop the box of donuts on the sidewalk. Three of the dozen fall out of the box and roll on to the grass. The dirty ground.

“That’s it, I want to go back to bed”, I said to myself out loud, as I am still crying over the spilled milk.

I make my way in the house, still crying and upset with myself. My husband, the innocent bystander asked what happen. And then I have a MOMent. I start going off at him, I don’t even remember for what. What I do remember, is that he did not yell at me back. He held me, told me to go back to bed and he will start my coffee.

As I was walking back to the bedroom, I realized it was not the spilled milk that I really was upset about. It was everything else going on in my life. It was me trying to balance everything. Family, Household, Church, Work, Finances, Cheer! Bill brought me coffee into the bedroom and opened up about how stressed I was just dealing with life.

Reflection

We all have bad days. On this particular bad day, the littlest thing set me off and I was crying over spilled milk. During these moments, we may feel out of control and in depressed need of some encouragement to get through another day. God’s living word can speak to us in those dark moments and bring sunshine to our soul. Hope in despair. Joy to our sorrows. Strength to our weary body.

Below are just a few of my favorite Bible verse of encouragement:

You are not alone:

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8

God is your refuge:

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9

Be strong in the Lord:

Be strong in the lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10

Let go of your worries:

Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

God comforts you

He comforts us whenever we suffer. 2 Corinthians 1:4

Call onto the Lord

Don’t worry about anything; instead , pray about everything. Philippians 4:6

Dear Reader, I want to let you know you are not alone. And that I hope you found encouragement in this post.

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