Experiencing a rough day? Or know someone who is?
We all have days that may be challenging and difficult, even though we’d rather not.
Situations happen beyond our control. The cat gets sick on the carpet. The train is running late. Your coffee maker decided to quit brewing this morning. (Yikes!)
Outside influences affect us or our circumstances. We receive an unpleasant phone call. Someone cuts us off in traffic. A quarrel with our spouse begins our day.
Small inconveniences pop up and can turn into big messes quickly. The car keys can’t be found. Coffee is spilled on white pants. A wrong turn makes us late for an appointment.
And when multiple instances happen similar to these in a day, it can become rough and deflating and depleting.
What can we do to make a rough day better?
We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we can change our attitude. We can adjust what we focus on.
7 Truths For When You’re Having a Rough Day
1 – God’s has good plans for you.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that. At that time, you will call out for Me,and I will hear. You will pray, and I will listen. Jeremiah 29:11-12 VOICE
2 – God is with you.
For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:7 NLT
3 – God cares for you.
So bow down under God’s strong hand; then when the time comes, God will lift you up. Since God cares for you, let Him carry all your burdens and worries. 1 Peter 5:6-7 VOICE
4 – God is ready to help you.
God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. Psalm 46:1 MSG
5 – God strengthens you.
He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. Isaiah 40:29 NCV
6 – God equips you.
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34 MSG
7 – God guides you as you trust Him.
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG
Did you notice the common component in each of these? Yes, God. When we look to God in those days that are rough, we won’t just survive them. He’ll give us the ability to thrive! We don’t have to walk through rough days alone ever again.
Share these truths with someone who could use some thriving today. Maybe that someone is you.
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