When I crawled out of bed one cold winter morning, my hair was standing up and out in many unusual directions. I quickly brushed it, put a warm hat on my head, and went for a walk. My hair looked even worse when I took the stocking hat off after arriving back home. No amount of brushing would settle my hair down. It was definitely a bad hair day.
The day’s agenda included church attendance and lunch with friends at a restaurant, so those unruly hair follicles needed a radical change. While taking a shower, I also washed and conditioned my hair. It was then easily styled to complement my face.
There have been other times when I had a bad day, and it wasn’t my hair that was the problem. It was my attitude. I have snapped at my husband, criticized others, acted selfish, arrogant, and prideful.
The only way to straighten out my attitude is by going to God and confessing my sins. Then I am washed and conditioned by His forgiveness and grace. I can represent God accurately after His washing. When my attitude is in line with God’s directions, I have a great day.
Repenting of my sins results in peace and forgiveness flowing through me.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (NIV)