Bad Days – We All Have Them

It does not matter if you are a young child or an older adult, you’ve had a bad day before. Sometimes on these bad days we can become very discouraged and think we have been defeated. Days like these can be dangerous! Some people have a harder time with this than others.

I consider myself a happy human being who tries to have a positive outlook on life, and I live by fact that the joy I have comes from my relationship with Christ. God brought me out of some tough situations that I had to face in order to be where I am today. An example of how God worked in my life is bringing me out of depression. Yes Depression! I had dealt with depression heavily from 6th grade until 9th grade. I was not happy with who I was as a person and with many aspects of my life. I had other interests than the rest of my young peers which made me feel left out sometimes. My family continued loving and caring for me and that was something that I was able to overcome. I thank God for that every day! My outlet was music!

My mother taught me my very first song called: “I Won’t Complain” and the lyrics were:

I’ve had some good days
I’ve had some hills to climb
I’ve had some weary days
And some sleepless nights

But, when I look around
And think things over
All of my good days
Outweigh my bad days
And I won’t complain
Sometimes the clouds hang low
And I can hardly see the road
May I ask one question Lord?
Why so much pain?

For he knows what’s best for me
Although my weary eyes cannot
But I’ll just say thank you Lord
And I won’t complain
Cause God has dried all of my tears away
Turned my midnight into day
And all can say is thank you Lord
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

I won’t complain!

Composer: Reverend Paul Jones

My mom taught me this song at a very young age and she made me sing it 1 Million times at different church events! At least that is how I saw it. At the time I could not understand why every time I sang the song, so many people cried and reacted the way they did to this song. To me it was just a song that my mom taught me. But the song has followed me into my adult life and means so much more now.

Back then I was puzzled that the song thanked God for good days as well as the bad days? Why would you thank God for the bad things that happen in your life? Well, as I grew older the song started to make sense to me. I did have good days, but I also had bad days, and what I started to realize was the power in having bad days. No one likes bad days, but we should be thankful for them, because it makes us stronger and appreciative of the good days.

Those adults that I sang for cried because it made them happy to know that, even though they had been through some bad times, God still had his hand on their lives. They could relate to the song.

The Bible says in Deuteronomy 31:8, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Bad days will only make you stronger!


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