It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day
God’s Grace Can Help You to Start Over
by Joanne Troppello
“Emotions run high when you have a bad day; you can’t hide it.” – Toto Wolff
That’s how I felt on Sunday afternoon. We had a great morning and church service. Worship was awesome and the sermon on Job truly resonated with my husband and me. We ate lunch and watched one of our Netflix shows while we ate. Then we headed out to do some errands, and also pick up our grocery order.
Things changed after we left one of the stores, we had gone in. My husband and I got into a disagreement over something so insignificant. However, we both got triggered over different things the other had said and done, that our conversation soon escalated into an argument.
We calmed down and after we got home, my husband brought the groceries upstairs into the kitchen and I put the groceries away. A short while later, we got into another argument over something stupid again.
That time, we were home and after some time apart, we came back and shared why each of us was triggered by what the other had said or done. We prayed and got back on track.
God’s Grace is Powerful
Reflecting on that not-so-great day yesterday, I’ve realized that God’s grace is so powerful. He can help you from veering off track, yet He’s there to pick you up when you go in the wrong direction – and He helps you follow His way for your life.
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV)
Great is Thy Faithfulness is a well-known hymn, and one that I love. In the first verse, Great is thy faithfulness is repeated twice, then the songwriter writes that God’s mercies are new morning by morning and that everything I need is provided by God. I love how the song ends with Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside written three times.
The truth of that song and the Bible verse from Lamentations is simple, yet profound. God is faithful and His mercies are new each morning. When you mess up and make mistakes or have an argument with a close friend or family member, don’t allow that to consume you with feelings of guilt or regret for a long time.
Yes, it’s important to feel those feelings in the moment and work through them by yourself, with God, and whoever else was involved in the issues. However, after everything is peacefully resolved – and you understand how God’s grace can renew you and your situation – walk in those beautiful mercies and compassion that fails not – because God is faithful.
Have you had a bad day recently that derailed you from the right track? How did you get back on track?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel. Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel. Check out MSS Live Well Corner.