What To Do When You Have a Bad Day

Youth Devotion - Bad Day

Bad days are the worst! Sometimes its just the smallest thing that can bring a bad day on. Maybe you showed up late for work and got in trouble by your boss. Perhaps, you forgot your homework. No matter what the situation is, sometimes bad days just happen. Here are a few ways you can combat the bad day blues.

  1. Realize bad days happen for everyone.  Bad days happen for every person. So don’t beat yourself up if you have a bad day. Realize that tomorrow will be a new day and you can get new perspective on the situation.
  2. Realize that you are not facing these things alone. It can be easy to feel like you’re all alone or that no one really cares about you and your situation. The truth is God is always there for you to lean on and talk to. He gets it and understands what you’re going through.
  3. Think on what is true. It can be really easy to focus on the bad, and the negative about your bad day. Realize though that this might not be 100% reality. The situation might seem worse to you than it really is. Don’t feel too bad about it, but rather choose to think on good things.
    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” – Philippians 4:8

Bad days happen to everyone. Its important when bad days come to take time to focus on getting God’s perspective and God’s help on the situation. Many times, a situation seems worse than it actually is. By keeping God in the mix, it helps you not focus on the wrong things and draw on God’s strength and ability when facing a bad day!

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  • Seth
    July 26, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I have bad days all of the time, and always want to know what to do and be in a better attitude. Thank you for posting this devotion and I will definitely remember it.

  • jewels
    July 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Lately I have been having a lot it’s as if nothing in my life is going right. But the lord lead me here and it’s given me a whole new look at my situations.

    • Marjorie
      November 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Same here totally agree and I suggest reading 1 Samuel 16:7

  • Marjorie
    November 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I get bad days everyday and I feel like none of my friends really care for me and I want more friends

    • Cameron C
      August 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Im here for you 🙂

  • Marjorie
    November 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Lately its like nobody cares for me. My boyfriend just broke up with me and I want more friends and I want your help. Mrs. Sharar told me about this site she’s my art teacher.

  • Marjorie
    November 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    not very well amber he told me he didn’t want to be friends

  • amber
    November 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    My advice is to think long term about all this. 3 years from now, you will probably be in a new area with new friends and will not hardly remember this guys name. Also, think outside of yourself and reach out to people around you. If you want friends, be friendly. Not doing it to look cool or impress. Just be a friend. Look out to others who might be lonely and often are not popular and start being a friend to them. Several years after high school you’ll not care if you were cool or accepted. You’ll think about times where you were a true friend to the unpopular and those who needed a true friend. Hope you get something out of this. God bless, Amber

  • A.J
    June 19, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I have bad days constantly all i have to remember is God is always there for me so i never lose hope and i keep moving forward.