I had a bad day yesterday. Here lately, I feel like there have been more bad days than good days. I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders.
Last night, I grabbed my power tools and some wood and went to work on Jaxon’s playground. I shopped around for playgrounds for my little grand nephew, who is living with me. After looking at prices and options, I decided to build it myself from pallets and old fencing. So far, so good. I have saved major money so far.
I love woodworking because I can forget the day’s troubles, what is happening in the world and what is happening in and around my home for a little while. All I think about is making sure I measure correctly before I cut the wood.
We all have bad days. I’m not alone. As I watch the news from around the world, thousands and thousands of people are experiencing worse days than I am. It saddens me to see some much pain and heartache.
So what can we do with our bad days?
I’m not going to sugarcoat it and offer you 10 things you can do to make your day better. Enough lists are going around that offer tips and tricks.
When the weight of the world get’s too heavy, I go straight to the source of comfort and encouragement – my Bible. I seek the Lord in prayer because I believe he is the only one who ultimately knows all and sees all, good and bad.
Follow along as we take a look at a few verses that help me on bad days.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5, “ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.”
James 1:2-4, “2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
Romans 5:3-6, “3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”
I can keep going, but I think you get the idea.
Don’t let go and remember that these trials you are facing are temporary. For believers, we are passing through. This dirtball is not our final home. We long for our eternal home in heaven, where we will be free from many things.
Remember what it says in Revelation when you are having a bad day; Revelation 21:4, “4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
“When we all get to heaven, what a glorious day that will be. When we all get to heaven, we’ll sing and shout the victory.”
There will be no more bad days when we get to heaven. Hallelujah!
The Teaching Lady