What do you do when you’re having a bad day? It can be so easy to try and deal with it or cover it up with something else, but are there better things you can do? Is God trying to accomplish something in your bad days?
HAD A BAD DAY? THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
Draw close to your church family
On a rough day find members of your church family to spend time with. Don’t allow the enemy to single you out and isolate you; draw close to the body of Christ. Ask them to pray for you, encourage you in the word, and remind you of the gospel.
Check your posture
At the core of a bad day at work lies the insidious assumption that we are “good”. Or at least, good enough. Why can’t they be as good as we are? We are good enough. We are doing good work (better than others) … the disciples thought so too.
Jesus: “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly … you will disown me three times!” (John 13:38).
Run to the Lord
From minor annoyances to devastating pain, “God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble” (Psalm 46:1). He is able and ready to strengthen us, help us, and uphold us (Isaiah 41:10). He is the one who is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18). When you are weary and exhausted, the Lord will be your strength. the Spirit can empower you to walk in love. When you find yourself frustrated, disheartened, or too tired to continue, when you find yourself wanting to react, call out to Him in prayer. Your helper is near.
Journal about what you learned
Throughout the years of your life, you will have many bad days. Many times your struggles are with the same issues that have plagued you over and over. Write about these struggles; write about what you learned; write about how God brought you through them and how he grew you during the process. It’s easy to forget the blessings of God and only see the bad things happening to you. Journaling about your struggles will allow you to remember how God worked in them for years to come.