A Moment To Praise 11.2.20

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce Lochinger, Gravel Hill Worship Leader

A Day

I’m having a day! Notice that I did not say I’m having a good day – rather, I’m just having a day! This is what I say when things just seem to be going awry! You know what I’m talking about. You know those days when you go to do one thing and ten other things pop up? Those moments when you answer what appears to be a simple question for someone which in turn then becomes a long, drawn-out conversation that doesn’t have an easy resolution? How about when you try to do something nice, only to find out that the person on the receiving end is also having a “day”  and is unhappy, completely disregarding your best efforts? Lastly, think about when you get that text or phone call out of the blue that someone you love is struggling through a rough patch and you are completely helpless to make things better. Those are all things that can add up to me saying “I’m having a day!”

Please take note of my choice of words, here. I am trying my hardest to not fall down a rabbit hole and say I’m having a “bad” day. I know that my circumstances or my mood should not affect how I respond to the day or to others. So, I do try my hardest to not have a bad day! I just call it a day instead!

A Moment To Praise 11.2.20 in Scripture

God clearly tells us what we should do when we are having a “day”! The message comes from David in Psalm 34:1-4. He tells us to have enthusiastic praise on our lips. He tells us to lift up our voices and shout out our feelings to God because He hears. And He tells us that God will deliver us.

A Moment To Praise 11.2.20 in Song

The next time you have a “day”, give this Psalm a try. Remember that sometimes, we don’t know what to do, but God always does! Here is one of my favorite praise songs that reminds me to worship God in all circumstances and at all times!

When I Don’t Know What To Do – Tommy Walker Live

Tommy Walker leading his song “When I Don’t Know What To Do.” Recorded live at Saddleback. Full DVD of the entire concert is available at TommyWalker.net.


Have a day, and have a week! But make them great! 🙂