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Seven Promises of God to Stand on When You’re Having a Bad Day

 

 

It wasn’t a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day,” but I FELT like it was. Have you had one of those days? You honk at the car in front of you taking toooooo long to realize the light is green. You yell at the cat or your husband for no reason, and you think . . . what is wrong with me? Those are days we need to stand on God’s promises. 

Do you ever feel like you’re riding an emotional roller coaster? One day you’re good. You’ve got energy; you could run laps around the neighborhood; you’re dancing in your kitchen…But the next day you’re struggling.  You just want to eat a bag of potato chips with a few Oreos or maybe the whole package, and you want to go back to bed. Your heart hurts. You’re discouraged, grieved, frustrated, lonely, angry, ________________________.

Me too! I love a good roller coaster, but not the ones that make me doubt God or yell at my kids (because I’m having a bad day.)

Girlfriend, let me give you some grace. It’s okay. It’s normal to have good days and bad days, but we don’t have to live like this. I want to be a steady Eddie; don’t you?

Standing on God’s Promises When You’re Having a Bad Day

“Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then. . .” (Ephesians 6:13).

Standing.

Not budging.

Not making a move one way or the other.

Just standing.

I’m always so anxious to fix a problem, but I need to stand on God’s promises first and wait for direction or watch Him provide.

I’ve learned that I can’t stand on my emotions. My emotions can change as quickly as the clouds in the sky. If I’m having a good day and blessings overflow, life is good and God is good. But even after years of faith, when the gray emotional clouds roll in, my faith legs grow shaky and doubts slither through the crack in the door of my heart formed by the emotion-quake. (I just made up that new word.)

I lose my footing.

But we cannot trust those fickle thoughts in our minds.

We can only stand on the Word of God, because it’s the only thing that does not change, and it’s not subject to our moods.

We talked about this last week in my post, What to Wear When You’re Discouraged. And the Bite of Bread reading plan revolved around the armor of God . Every piece plays such important roles in protecting us from the spiritual battle that wages around us.

One of those armor pieces that’s so vital is the shoes. The lack of good shoes often caused armies to lose the battle. But more than that, the Roman soldiers had spikes on their shoes–they would dig in deep with the spikes and hold their ground. (Here’s my Live video teaching about the shoes!)

So, I’m giving us some spikes to use to dig down deep into the truth so we can stand firm, be steady E

ddies, and not let our emotions rule our life and faith.

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Can somebody give me an amen or a hallelujah!

We must stand on God’s Truth with His Promises

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There are thousands of promises in the Bible. This is just a small place to start. I hope you’ll write these down, the ones that you need to stand on, and memorize these eternal promises that echo through time. Tell Him thank you, and ask for greater revelation of these promises in your life.

Sneak Peek of God’s Promises

Ezekiel 36:26-27:  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

Romans 8:1-2:  Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death.

2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

 

Psalm 34:7: The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. 

 

Psalm 91: 14-15:  “Because he[a] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”

James 4:7: Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

 

Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Different Ways to Use this Plan

  1. Print off this post to have the reading list. (The print icon is with the sharing buttons at the bottom of the post.)
  2. Normally, you can join me Monday -Friday at 8:20 AM ET on my Facebook page for my Daily Broadcast to unpack the “bite” with a bunch of other believers who love to dig into the Word of God. Or you can watch it later on my You Tube channel. But this week I am on vacation with my hubby! He has not taken a vacation from work in ten years. He usually works from the road when we travel. So, if he is taking time off, I should too. I’ll miss you!
  3. Click here to download a free Printable of the reading plan with the scriptures typed out and extra questions and prompts to deepen your time with God each day.
  4. Or you can simply take a screen shot of the Bite of Bread meme.

In her post 5 Promises from Scripture that God wants You to Know, Noelle Kirchner writes:

We are not the Savior of the world, but we are meant to live and thrive in his service. Understanding our own scriptural “prophesies” is key to fully embodying our God given potential. There are 5 promises from Scripture that God wants each of us to know today. Even though we may already be able to recite them by heart, really believing and living them can still be a challenge.

These are the “promise prophecies” that she shares:

  1. God loves you unconditionally.
  2. You are redeemed and have an eternal home in heaven.
  3. God formed you with intention and knows you intimately.
  4. God’s plan for your life is to prosper you and not to harm you.
  5. You have special strength available to you through faith. The best resource that’s available to you is the power of Christ.

You can read more of Noelle’s article at ibelieve.com. 

As she wrote, really believing these promises is the challenge.

I pray you believe.

Ask God to help you.

 

Read what Peter wrote at the end of his letter:

“. . .  I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.” (1 Peter 5:12)

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Do you have a favorite promise you already stand on? I would love to hear your favorites.

 

Okay, shoes on, spikes dug into the ground.

STAND!

 

Jesus loves you,

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PS. This article has been adapted from a post last year “Standing on the Promises of God.”

 

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6 thoughts on “Seven Promises of God to Stand on When You’re Having a Bad Day

  1. Emotionquake, great word. Now I have a word for how I feel.
    My favorite promise comes from Jeremiah 29:11 it’s the one that keeps me going because I’m knowing.
    Thanks.

    1. Thanks Bonnie! We all know those emotionquakes, don’t we? Isn’t it fun to make up words? Have a blessed day! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts! Much love, girl.

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