15 Scriptures That Turn a Bad Day Good

BY: - 2 May '18 | Faith

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Some days are just hard. You and your husband don’t see eye to eye on breakfast. Your kids want to wear their torn, grease-stained shirt to school…again. The car won’t start and when it finally does, traffic is backed up for miles and you are 3 minutes away from work. Some days are just bad. On those days, God helps me make it through with a scripture that’s right on time. If you are having one of those days, here are some scriptures to pull you through the madness.

Joy

Isaiah 12: 6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.

Romans15:13 May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 35:10 Those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

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Peace

Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Strength

Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Psalm 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Love

Psalm 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Isaiah 54:10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Romans 8:28 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.

Faith

Matthew 21:21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.

1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

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Some days are just bad. But scriptures like these keep the good vibes coming. Allow them to wash over your spirit and cleanse your heart when the going gets tough. Remember to take heart because you are not alone. So when a bad day comes, apply these scriptures to your wounded heart and allow your spirit to be comforted.

BMWK, what scriptures do you keep in your back pocket to turn around a bad day?

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Joann Fisher wrote 154 articles on this blog.

Joann Fisher has been a writer and editor for both print and online newpapers and magazines for the last 10 years. She now serves as a Writer/Editor at BMWK and lead Editor for The Joy Network.

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The #1 Attribute of a Strong, Godly Marriage

BY: - 3 May '18 | Faith

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I know that the title of this article might seem a bit odd. By inference, isn’t a Godly marriage supposed to be strong? I mean, is there such a thing as a weak, Godly marriage? The best way I can think to answer that question is this. So many times, we try to be “Godly” without “God.” We find ways to make up our own rules but, to be safe, we make sure they have an appearance of godliness.

Sadly, this behavior extends to our marriages. We behave in ways in our marriages and in our homes that we wouldn’t do in public, especially at church. So, our relationships become like the Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:5, “having a form of godliness but denying its power.” But where does the power come from? How do you tap into it in your relationship with your spouse? While there are several ways to reach out to God and have Him reach back, I have found there is one area that those who have been married for a long time would consider the #1 attribute that has kept their marriage both strong and Godly. It’s the “S” word…submission.

Submission

First, let me define the “S” word. Submission is “the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.” Now, interestingly, the sentence that goes along with Google’s dictionary definition is “they were forced into submission.” It’s a sentence that vividly explains the way many people feel about the word. It is not something that anyone in their right frame of mind would do voluntarily, right? Why would anyone willingly yield themselves to someone else? I think the answer is found in the way they view the other person.

  • Is that person a superior?
  • Does that person have authority over them?
  • Do they want to do what the other person requires of them?

Before implementing this attribute into our marriages, it’s important to get the answers to these questions in our relationships. Having a discussion about the way each person views submission is the first step in successfully assimilating it into our marriages.

Submission to God

Now that we’ve defined submission and touched on its importance, let’s talk about its place in our individual lives. In a Godly marriage, each person has to make the decision to allow God to take control for themselves. Your spouse can’t do it for you. And, the power that stems from implementing this practice in your marriage is available in full only when both individuals are willing to let God reign.

Sure, there will be some movement if one person goes it alone. But like two ox yoked together, this second step works best when both of you are moving in the same direction. If you take this step in life before you take the step of marriage, your chances of being “equally yoked” increase. Don’t get me wrong, there’s no magic formula. But God’s spiritual formula includes the radical step of submission to His will. It’s up to you to decide whether you’ll go that route.

Submission to Each Other

Now that you’ve taken an important second step and are willing to submit your will to God’s, it’s time to decide if you will voluntarily allow your spouse’s way of thinking to supersede yours. This is important because I’m not saying who should submit to whom. In fact, the Bible says in Ephesians 5:21 that each of you should “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Some days, your spouse’s ideas will be better than yours. Other days, yours will top the list. The most important part of the process is making a decision together that you will humbly accept and support whichever idea is best.

Submission is a powerful force in a relationship. It’s not a dirty word. It’s not a ball and chain concept. Instead, it’s an opportunity to have the Godly marriage you desire and live a life of love the way God intended.

BMWK, do you willingly submit to God and to your spouse?

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Joann Fisher wrote 154 articles on this blog.

Joann Fisher has been a writer and editor for both print and online newpapers and magazines for the last 10 years. She now serves as a Writer/Editor at BMWK and lead Editor for The Joy Network.

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