When you’ve had a bad day…

The other day, I arrived home from school, totally shattered. My day hadn’t been going my way, right from the word go. I had had bad news first thing in the morning, I didn’t feel too good, I was in a rush to leave the house, I was super stressed, my relationships with some of my friends were a bit off, and I said something I really shouldn’t have said. You get the idea- it wasn’t a great day. At all.

It was also a Friday, so when I got home, I was in a rush to get some blog content ready for the next day. Exhausted and uninspired, I was whiling away some time scrolling through Pinterest when this quote popped up on my feed:

God’s plan for your life far exceeds the circumstances of your day.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

How great is it to remember that? No matter what has happened in your day, God’s plan for you is much, much bigger.

That day, nothing seemed to be going my way. Like- nothing at all. I kept messing up, and I felt like I was losing control of stuff. But, the truth that had been staring me in the face that whole day was that God was so much bigger than all of that.

I thought about it for a while, and the more I thought about it, the more convinced I became of the fact. You see, the thing is, no matter how much we mess up or what it is that we do, God still loves us. He still wants us, and He still calls us His! The other thing I realised was that God is working in my life, even if I don’t see it. He has a plan, and as Romans 8:28 reminds us, God is working in all things for good!

‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.’ Romans 8:28 (NIV)


After realising this, my whole perspective had changed. Although I hadn’t had a great day, and although I’d messed up, God still loved me. His love is UNCONDITIONAL- it will never stop loving me, even when the going gets tough.

Like that quote I mentioned at the beginning of this post says- the circumstances of our day do not- in any way- affect God’s plan for our life. God is so much bigger than any bad day that we may have and so much stronger than anything that we may come up against. So, even if you’ve had a bad day, I pray that you would find peace in the knowledge that, no matter what has happened, you have a heavenly father you loves you more than you could ever, ever know, and that you would be comforted by the fact that His plan for your life FAR EXCEEDS the circumstances of your day.

Blessings,

Published by Megan

Hey there! I'm Megan, creative lifestyle blogger. I love Jesus, frappuccinos, Pinterest, and all things creative! My message is that there is no such thing as perfect and that we can't live our lives chasing perfection because we will never find something that satisfies us as much as life in Jesus does. I aim to inspire people to find their own not-so-perfect and embrace who they are. I blog at notsoperfectblog.com where I share my ideas for creative, free living! Feel free to visit my blog and have a look around!

14 thoughts on “When you’ve had a bad day…

  1. While I don’t believe in God, I think this is very important to think about. Because everyone has bad days, but it is the wider picture and the wider amount of effort put in which counts♥

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    1. I’m glad you think so, Victoria! I agree- there is definitely a wider picture to consider, so even if you’ve had a bad day we shouldn’t be discouraged because, that particular day is just one in loads of days that will eventually make up the bigger picture of your life! 🙂

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    1. So true! Bad days are just a part of life- even if they make us sad on the day, we shouldn’t dwell on them afterwards, we should just give it God and move on! 🙂

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  2. Yessss … I have had bad days too! I hope you ended up feeling better about that day and the people you saw!

    Sometimes we can’t see the sun from behind the clouds, but we can still be confident that it’s there. Great post! Well spoken. I love the great quote you shared because it reminds me that even if I mess up so bad, or it feels like I missed out, God’s plan is still in control, and he won’t ever let go of the wheel. 🤗
    ~Makayla

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    1. Thank you Makayla! (My bad day did get better eventually, so thank you about that too 😉) I think this is so true- sometimes we get so caught up in our bad day (or even a tough season of life) and we almost forget how powerful God is and that His plan and His will is just so, so much stronger and bigger and greater than we could ever know!! 🤗

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