Bad days happen to all of us. They are unavoidable. They quite often contain situations beyond our control. It’s what believers do on bad days (actually we are to do it everyday), that sets us apart from the world. We acknowledge our smallness.
We proclaim God is in control and we live on earth, not in heaven.
To think one has a choice in all of life’s situations is false. Heartache, disease, and unemployment can appear out of nowhere. One may leave home with their head high and a smile on their face, but return feeling the world is against them.
The good news: believers have power over unexpected and unwanted days.
1. Turn those unacceptable days over to God! Don’t be prideful and think you can manage all things. You can’t! Acknowledge God holds the power in all things and only His plan is perfect. Allow Him control not only of the negative situation but also over your frame of mind. Allow God to be God over you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
2. Release the troubles, anxieties, those chains weighing heavy on your heart from today. Free yourself and give it all to Him who stands beside you – always.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
3. God is not new to suffering. He gave His son to hang on the cross for us. That afternoon on Calvary hill was a day of extreme love from God to mankind, yet also a day of extreme evil as God watched His creation, mankind, torture His only son. God can certainly agree in what a bad day feels like.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
4. Time on earth is short compared to the time we will dwell in His presence in His kingdom. In His kingdom there will be no troubles. So revere God for His powerful gift of eternal life you will one day enjoy.
Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
5. We are wise to remember the self proscribed words the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Philippi. At the time of Paul’s writing he too was having a “bad day”, as he was confined in prison in Ephesus, a province of Rome. It was during his ministry of proclaiming the gospel that he , “learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,”.
Phillipians 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF JESUS?
If you’re uncertain you’ve ever invited Jesus into your heart – now is the perfect time. Pray this sinner’s prayer found at Gotquestions.com. Only through Jesus Christ can you receive the redemptive hope that He alone offers.
“God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!”