Today I had a stinging experience. "Someone" hurt me again. Of course, it bothered me. It even angered me. I drove to work praying and asking God to help me diffuse the strong feelings I was wrestling with.
It did not take God long to answer me. I met a friend who "out of the blue" paid me a compliment that was the exact opposite of the hurt I had received. I knew that her comment was really not "out of the blue." I knew that God was working through her words to bring me back to reality. The reality is that in life, we all have our downpours. We all feel deluged sometimes, and we take turns rubbing each other the wrong way, without even knowing it. That's life on this imperfect planet. I may feel this way today. You may feel this way tomorrow. And God still loves us and lifts us up if we let God in to our lives.
I lost perspective this morning and risked having it "ruin my day." God is very good to me, always offering me a chance to come out of the tomb of my own selfish preoccupations. God's grace is always there and always amazing.