Today (Thursday) I guess was kind of a "down day" for me. It was one of those days that while nothing bad happened, indeed some good things actually did happen, yet for myself it was a struggle to do much more than the work I had to do. A big part of that for me is because of lack of sleep due to our crazy (at times) schedule right now.
But was it a bad day? It sure seemed like it in some ways to me, as I was just trying to function. But I've learned through the years that one can't take seriously down days because they will come. Of course it's another story if one is having one bad day after another.
It's not a question of whether or not it was a "down day" for us, since we more than likely mean our experience of the day. But we have to ask ourselves did we in God through Christ seek to do the right thing. If at the end of each day we can say that by grace we did, or made things right when we had to, then we can thank God at the end of the day for that, regardless of whether the day was difficult or not.
Looking back on this day, I can recall good and sweet fellowship in the Lord with others. Grace and peace from God. So although my experience especially in the afternoon was challenging for me (I dozed off slightly twice at left green turn signals!), I can thank God that no matter what I may be experiencing God is bigger than that. And that he can take this day and make it by grace good in his eyes, as I commit it to him from beginning to end, and throughout.
What about you? How do you handle your down days?