DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY

26 Jun

Yesterday did not start out as a good day for me. I had had a good week until the Wednesday. Wednesdays are usually my best days of the week but it has not been so of late, I have even been dreading them. On Tuesday I had hurt my right knee to the point that I had to limp. I went to bed in pain and prayed that God would heal me. When I woke up Wednesday morning I was not in as much pain as the day before. In fact what I felt could not be termed as pain. I was healed and I thought this would be a good day. I went on ahead and asked for the joy of the Lord for the day.

As I was making tea, I scalded my left leg; little did I know this was going to be just the beginning of mishaps to happen. As I left work early, I met a mad man who wanted to attack me because I did not want to give him money (I have had experiences with them so I do not give them any ‘air time’, especially knowing that they will not be held responsible for their actions in a court of law).  I have some classes in my church in the evening and when I was heading there, traffic built up in an instant because it threatened to rain. As a result I was an hour late for my class. At that point I wanted to cry because I really HATE being late to anything and especially that class. I also hate it when I go to class frustrated and everyone looks at me with pitiful eyes. I hate ‘pity parties’ because they don’t really offer solutions and they just make you feel worse. I am also a private person and don’t appreciate ‘celeb’ status. So as I was debating whether to attend the class or not I started thinking of all the things that were going wrong in my life. I was expecting some cash and it had not come through and I had so many expenses to deal with. Also because the class extended till very late I could not go home and had to crash at a pal’s place which is not much safer than my home.

I decided to go in anyway if only to show commitment. As I got into church and let myself relax, I became calm. All my worries did not seem relevant any more. Even when I felt people would not understand, I knew God did and that He was on my side even though I knew I did not deserve Him. I remember a part in the Bible (Matthew 6:25-34) that asks “who, by worrying can add a single day to his life”. The part goes on to show how God provides for even the birds in the air and how He clothes the lilies in the grass. Why then should I worry that He would not come through for me  created in His own image. God settled my heart and every time I get worried I read that chapter of the Bible and listen to this song that says I should never worry but always be happy. I do trust in God and know He knows best, and I am glad that in our relationship there is no condemnation, criticism or judgment. In Him alone I find peace.

In life we all have some trouble

And when you worry you make it double

Don’t worry, be happy

Ain’t got no place to lay your head

Somebody came and took your bed

Don’t worry, be happy

The landlord says your rent is late

He may have to litigate

Don’t worry, be happy

Aint got no cash, you got no style

Ain’t got no girl to make you smile

Don’t worry, be happy

Coz when you worry your face will frown

And that will bring everybody down

(Bobby McFerrin)

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5 Responses to “DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY”

  1. Sonie June 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    I teared up when I read this. Keep on writing. You are really encouraging me to look at things in the right perspective even when things go ‘wrong’. I remembered a song that I have heard but I dont remember who sang it but here are some lyrics.
    In this world we will have trouble
    But yiu have overcome the world
    You shine brighter than the brigtest star
    your love is deeper than the deepest ‘depth’
    you shine giving us courage and strength
    to follow you

    Keep on clinging to Him. He never disappoints

    Love yah!

    • lilburdy July 2, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

      I don’t know the song either. Thanks for being a fan. I will keep on

  2. rockhead July 1, 2009 at 7:10 am #

    You and Wednesdays…pole but today I was gonna pray Psalm 91 over you but didn’t get the chance…
    Hope it goes well today

    • lilburdy July 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

      Oh thanks. Am still asking for THE JOY in the morning but this week was better. Didn’t know my moods showed in class on Wednesdays when am late. CRINGE!

  3. rockhead July 6, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    They don’t show that much…
    The last one was when it was very obvious.
    You shouldn’t cringe, some of us are 10 times worse…and they feel ZERO nowadays…tee hee hee

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