One Of Those Days

Jan 22, 2016, 8:25 PM |

by HJS

When something goes wrong, you say, "It would have been better to stay in bed today." But then again, you don't have that option. Where is God when you have one of those days? In spite of what some say, God never promised to deliver you from the difficulties of living in a broken, imperfect, sinful world. But He did promise three things you should not forget when things go wrong:

First - remember God promised you His continual presence. Twice we have the promise: "I will never leave you or forsake you" (Matthew 28:30; Hebrews 13:5). In Hebrews 13 we have even stronger words as Christ said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." And the force of the Greek words says, "Never - not even for a moment - will I leave you." When difficulties come, it is not because your guardian angel has taken a nap or God has forgotten you. It's because we live in a broken world. 

Second, you must remember that Christ promised you His peace. In the upper room Jesus told the disciples, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you" (John 14:27).

Finally, remember that He promised you His power, assuring us, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9). The word power is the Greek word dunamis from which we get our word dynamite. And that speaks for itself. When you are weak you can become strong.

Thank God that when you have one of those days, there are three things that will help you get through the day: His presence, His peace, and His power.


My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.   2 Corinthians 12:9