Bad days happen. To all of us.
Days that show up as magnets for mishaps and misunderstandings. The kind of days that can launch us into emotional ups and downs.
You might be smack dab in the middle of that kind of day.
You are not alone. David and the others who wrote psalms knew days like that and recorded their emotional roller coaster rides in the Bible. From pouring out their hearts to God to pondering His ways. From petition and pleading to praising God.
The book of Psalms is a go-to for me when I’m battling a bad day, a day of emotional ups and downs. Here are nine Psalms and truths that help bolster me on those kinds of days. I’m hoping these truth encourage you, too.
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10
The Lord will not ever forsake you.
Feeling burnt out?
“You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” Psalm 18:28
The Lord keeps His light burning inside you and will turn your darkness into light.
“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping.’ Your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:18-19
The Lord’s love for you will never fail you, and His consolation will bring you joy.
“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2
The Lord will deliver you from your troubles.
“The LORD is gracious and righteous; and our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low He saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.” Psalm 116:5-7
The Lord is compassionate and gracious.
“But You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the one who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:3
The Lord is your shield and will lift your head. High.
“He [God] guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:9
The Lord will guide the humble in doing the right thing and teach you His ways.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:10&12
God will purify you, give you a steadfast spirit and joy, and He will sustain you.
Feeling unloved, unlovable?
“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1
The Lord loves you with an enduring, never ending love.
Friends, I’d love to hear from you. Is there a Psalm that is especially encouraging to you?