3 GOOD THINGS TO REMEMBER ON A BAD DAY

1. Take a view from God’s perspective.

He who sees the end from the beginning is here to tell you, “It is good!”

When our breakthroughs delay, when we encounter closed doors, when we try our best and still nothing seems to be going our way, we can be left feeling frustrated and confused. Maybe today, you’re questioning, “What am I doing wrong? Where is all this going?”

My friend, if you can see no way out of your situation, if all you can see is your struggle, God wants to give you a fresh perspective of His heart of love for you! The Word of God says that His ways and His thoughts are far higher than ours (see Isa. 55:9). They are better than anything we can imagine. I know it’s difficult to see how the broken pieces of your situation could ever be mended. But God wants you to know that He is piecing them together into a beautiful picture of His grace. You don’t have to have it all figured out. He who sees the end from the beginning is here to tell you, “It is good!”

So, stop doubting, and start trusting! If God has already given you Jesus—heaven’s best—He will not hold any good thing back.

2. Your setback could be God’s set-up.

We have a God who specializes in divine turnarounds!

Has life ever thrown you a curveball? Has a sudden turn of events left you shaken and lost? Perhaps an unexpected circumstance at work has you worried and stressed about your finances. Maybe you’re experiencing challenges you never thought you’d have in your relationship.

Setbacks are painful, frustrating, and leave us at a loss as to what to do. But what’s more important than knowing what to do is knowing who to turn to.

But what’s more important than knowing what to do is knowing who to turn to.

In the Gospels, every time someone brought a setback to Jesus, He always turned it into a set-up for His blessings and restoration to flow in that person’s life. When the sick were brought to Him, He healed them. Where there was lack, He multiplied 5 loaves and 2 fish to feed multitudes. When newlyweds ran out of wine at their wedding, Jesus turned water into wine and supplied more than enough for their wedding!

My friend, we have a God who specializes in divine turnarounds! If you are experiencing a setback today, will you take some time to tell Him what you’re going through? He loves you and is working behind the scenes to make all things work together for your good (see Rom. 8:28)!

3. He’s not just working on your challenge; he’s working on your character.

God is building qualities in you that will set you up for greater success in life!
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
– Romans 5:3-4 NLT

 

Did you know that some of the frustrations we face in life are actually good for us? The Word of God tells us that when we run into problems and trials, they are actually building us up in endurance, character, and hope. My friend, God not only cares about how things turn out; He cares about who you become in the process.

My friend, God not only cares about how things turn out; He cares about who you become in the process.

While He will never use sickness and disease, or accidents and mishaps, to teach us or develop us, what He does use are the frustrations of everyday life—closed doors, difficult people, unexpected delays. Through your difficulties, He is developing you into the person He made you to be—a person with wisdom, patience, resilience, and greater trust in Him.

Perhaps that conflict with that prickly colleague, that family member with a knack for rubbing you the wrong way, or your uncanny ability to end up behind every exasperatingly slow driver on the road, is your heavenly Father’s way of loving you and growing you! When you know that He is building qualities in you that will set you up for greater success in life, you’ll be able to say, “Lord, teach me!”

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25 Comments

  • Feven Birhan Damite says:

    Very good

  • Helga naita says:

    Please man of God i need your prayers i have a very hot temper which always brings misunderstanding in my relationship. I have tried to always control myself when ever my partner offends me but i always end up saying bad words to him i know i love him but it keeps happening i always pray for love and peace between us please pray for me.im praying for the Lord’s forgiveness every day.

    • Bernadette Barahona says:

      Helga, I pray in Jesus Name that your mind receives the renewing and watering of His Word. That the Holy Spirit call to remembrance His word. That your understanding be enlightened and know God’s grace is complete. He does nothing half way. Trust in Him in all things.
      I pray that the words you speak be well delivered and well received in Jesus Name.

  • Ujunwa Anene says:

    Awesome, haleluyah. This piece has quite edified me. Pastor Joseph Prince, my children and family prays that more unction to function be released upon your life per second per minute. God bless you sir and do pray for me and my family daily.
    God bless.
    Sis Uju

  • Ayanda says:

    Thanks and blessings to you Pastor Prince. This is confirmation and I rest in Him knowing that He is working it all together for my good.

    His promises are Yea & Amen
    In Jesus Mighty Name

  • Nana Yaa says:

    God bless you Pastor, this piece is a word for the now for me, very timely. Thank you sweet Holy Spirit. Thank you Pastor Prince

  • Akin Oyekunle says:

    Thank God for this article. May God bless you Pastor Joseph Prince, more Grace, In Jesus Christ mighty Name, Amen.

  • Jessica says:

    Thanks a lot Pastor for this timely message.

  • Thanks for this article pastor, just what I needed to hear. God bless you.

  • Lesang says:

    thanks a lot for inspiring me daily pastor Prince,I”m Restful nomatter what I go through because of your amzing Teachings Sir

  • Lesang says:

    thanks a lot for inspiring me daily pastor Prince,I”m Restful nomatter what I go through because of your amzing Teachings Sir.You are my Hero bro!

  • Isa-Aghariagbonse Ojo says:

    Hallelujah!
    What a “word in a season” for me.
    What a relief/deliverance. Thankyou Jesus,. Thankyou Team JP.

  • Teddy Lim says:

    Thanks pastor Prince , your daily devotion always strengthen me….Jbu

  • Gladys says:

    Amen! I am blessed by this. Pray for me I have a skin condition

  • Pearl says:

    Amen. I’m at peace with my situation after reading this nice piece

  • Gladys Edema says:

    Thanks a lot. Your teachings and words of grace gives me inspiration. May God bless you my pastor.

  • Linda says:

    Thank you, I woke up this morning wondering about so many things, after reading this article I knew it was straight from God.

  • I appreciate the Jesus in you because the Jesus
    In you loves the Jesus in me and when we here Christ centered teaching it makes it so easy to receive and except and understand his love and
    that he is really on our side as meaning that he not mad at us Jesus perfect sacrifice has given us right standing with God, So we can boldly declare that I I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, Thank You Pastor Prince!!

  • I thank you Pastor Prince for saying yes to Grace, my life is transforming everyday by your teaching on Grace, words cannot express how my bowed down life/condemn has been lifted because the teaching on the finished work of Jesus his grace, I can’t pay Jesus or you but one thing by the grace of God I can do is support this ministry to reach other just as it has reached me, Thank you Pastor Prince ❤️

  • Kathy says:

    Thank you so much, Pastor Prince & Team JP!

  • Augustine says:

    I am blessed and get courage by these when I am hopeless.Thank you very much

  • Wendii says:

    Amen. Thanks pastor Prince for this message. It has enlightened my heart and mind to think deeply of this message because of what I was facing today.

  • Joyce Larbea says:

    God bless you abundantly

  • UGOCHUKWU says:

    Thank you pastor prince for this illuminating word. You always do bless me. God richly bless you and your team. MORE GLORY!

  • Elizabeth Chiabua says:

    Pastor I thank God for your life and ministry and I believe in what God is using you to do, may God continue to strengthen and bless you in Jesus Mighty Name Amen. Please pray for my ears to be healed, I had injury on my right ear since I was a child, now I can’t hear properly with it, also my left ear started itching and paining me and I can’t hear very well with both ears. Please Pastor pray for my total healing so that I can hear with my two ears. God bless you sir. From Nigeria

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