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1 John 5:1-6

How to Make a Bad Day Better

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1 John 5:1-6
How to Make a Bad Day Better

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Do you ever have bad days? Those days when nothing seems to go right? Perhaps you got to bed late and you wake up grumpy. Then someone does something that irritates you and you can’t find the things you need to take to school. And it’s raining and your feet get wet.

When you get to school you have trouble with the work or you are bored and you can’t wait for lunch time and then when lunch comes it’s a tuna fish sandwich when you wanted peanut butter and jelly.

On the way home from school you fall down and skin your knee and it hurts! And then you have chores to do when you’d rather play and before you know it, it’s time for bed again and you feel as if you haven’t had any fun.

Well, maybe your day wasn’t exactly like that, but at times we all must deal with problems and difficulties. What are we to do?

The Bible teaches us that “this is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith” (5:4). Our faith is our belief in God. God has given us rules to live by; rules to help us have a better life. These rules, which ask us to love God and love others, are not difficult when we accept God’s love and use it to help us solve our problems.

No matter the size of your problems, God’s love is constant; it is always with you. When you are filled with God’s love you will make good choices and figure out ways to be happy and experience joy.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan