Having a rough day? One of those days where everything breaks, fights back, or just never shows up?
I hate those days.
We all have them. Sometimes those bad days last for years. They suck, and they also suck the life out of us. Maybe that’s the point.
Bad days are meant to diminish our light, and giving up allows darkness to win. But you have another option.
When hard days hit, lean into God’s promise.
Seek Jesus’ mercy to heal your wounds.
Cry out to the Spirit to light your path.
Rebuke the voices that tell you there’s no hope.
God is eternal. Therefore hope is eternal.
Here are 6 quotes from scripture that I turn back to time and time again to fan the flames and rekindle my light when I’m having a bad day. I hope they will help you rekindle your light as well!
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.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
What are your favorite verses to read or pray over when you’re having a bad day? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to join our community of faith-filled women, Christian Women Who Lead!
Christian Life and Leadership Coach , Angela J Herrington, loves helping women find freedom and fulfillment in their God given calling. She teaches women how to recognize, cultivate, and unleash their God given leadership ability. A true Gen Xer-Angela loves thinking outside the box, combining things that are seemingly unrelated, and helping women create a unique life that perfectly suits their soul.
With 8 years of life, business, social media, and leadership coaching under her belt Angela a dynamic speaker and writer who creates enormous value for her audiences. She is known for crushing complex topics down to bite sized pieces and sending her audience home with actionable steps to apply their learning.
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Angela, her husband, and five children live in her home state of Indiana. Angela has served on the Board of Directors for Christian Coaches International, as Vice Chair of the Carey Services Board of Directors, and held multiple positions in her local church, scouting organizations, and schools.
She holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Indiana Wesleyan and a Master’s in Leadership from Wesley Seminary. Angela’s short story “The Turkey Trail“ was published in the collection Naturally Yours: Stories About Indiana’s State Parks and Reservoirs. She has been published in Hope for Women and HOPE is Now magazines.