How To Beat A Bad Day

Dr. Charles S. Mims By Dr. Charles S. Mims, 28th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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We all have bad days, and some days are worse than others. What s important is how we deal with those bad days, and keeping a positive outlook in the midst of trouble.

Beat That Bad Day!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Have you ever just known it was going to be a bad day? You woke up feeling it, then things happened that just confirmed it for you? Here are some signs that it’s going to be a bad day:

A black cat crosses your path and drops dead.
A copy of your birth certificate comes in the mail marked null and void.
Airline food starts to taste good.
Everyone avoids you the morning after the company office party.
Everyone is laughing but you.
Everyone loves your driver’s license picture.
It costs more to fill up your car than it did to buy it.
It takes you three hours to make minute rice.
Nothing you own is actually paid for.
People give you the senior citizen discount and you’re only 37.
People send your wife sympathy cards on your anniversary.
People think you are 40…and you really are.
The bird singing outside your window is a vulture.
The boss chewed you out at work.
The bride’s family throws rocks instead of rice.
The City turns your water off just as you need to rinse the shampoo off your head.
The department of biological warfare ask for your stew recipe.
The dry cleaners shrunk your favorite outfit.
The fortune teller charges you half price.
The gypsy fortune teller offers to refund your money.
The health inspector condemns your office coffee maker.
The house is messy again before you can finish cleaning.

So, what now? You know it’s going to be a bad day, you are expecting it, even dreading it, but what are you going to do now? The best suggestion is to pull the covers over your head and wait it out. Unfortunately most of us can’t afford to do that, we still have to go to work, we still have to get the children to school, we still have to take the dog to the vet, or the clothes to the cleaners.

So again I ask, what now? Now you trust God. Yep, that’s right, give it to God and let Him worry about it! Trust Him to carry you through. After all, to God your troubles are nothing that He hasn’t already seen time and again.

Job 14:1 says “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.” You know what that means? It means we don’t live very long, and we stay in trouble most of that life! It also means that God has seen it all.

Life is tough, and getting through it unscathed is even tougher, but with God’s help we can get through it. Over and over in the scripture we view God’s love as a rock. We see Him portrayed as a stronghold, or a place of safety.

Nahum 1:7 says, “The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.”

Psalms 62:8 says “Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah”

Trust in God always, and again I say trust in God. Ok, that part didn’t come from scripture, it came from me, but it’s still a good truth for you to hang on to.

It doesn’t matter how bad your day gets, because God has it under control! Follow Him, and He will lead you through it!


Bad Day, Discouragement, Overcoming, Positive Thinking, Victorious

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author avatar Dr. Charles S. Mims
Charles Mims has been the pastor at South Peninsula Baptist Church in the heart of Daytona Beach for fifteen years.

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author avatar Tlchimes
31st May 2011 (#)

LOVE IT!!!! seriously!

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author avatar Dr. Charles S. Mims
31st May 2011 (#)

The devotional or the shopping tips...LOLOLOL

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author avatar kafsoa
1st Jun 2011 (#)

I absolutely believe you Dr Charles. I always trust god, and god always saves me what ever was the situation.

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