Would you ever be thankful for a bad day? What if the bad thing that happened was actually a blessing in disguise?
Maybe you got laid off from a job or did not get the promotion you were aiming for. You can be thankful that you have unemployment benefits. You should be thankful that not getting that promotion has saved you from entering a very stressful job situation. You should look at this as an opportunity to find a more suitable job, this could even lead you to become self-employed.
God is with his children, meaning believers, whatever may come.
You and I will face bad days but having an attitude of Gratitude will make all the difference. We can use our experiences to be an encouragement to others.
The hard days in our lives are there to remind us to look to God. We can not make it through on our own. This life will have highs but there will also be lows. We should be thankful for the lows because the hard and sad days help us to appreciate the bright days.
The bad days are there to keep us humble and without sorrow we would not know joy.
I wrote a poem that relates to this called “Grateful for Blue Days”. When we go through hard times we learn to appreciate the good days and not take it for granted. Here is the spoken word version of the poem.
I hope that this short devotional has encouraged you today. I hope you all in the U.S. have a great Thanksgiving. You can read more devotionals here.