For several weeks, "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter has been near the top on the Billboard chart. I have heard that song a number of times but did not know until yesterday who it was by. Now I am not sure why I like the song. Maybe it is because all of us know what it is to have a bad day. I looked at maybe a dozen reviews of the song and repeatedly, people said that it made them feel better to listen to it on a bad day.
Having a bad day is universal, isn’t it? Sometimes you wake up in the morning and for whatever reason, things do not seem to go very well. Your intentions are good but you say all the wrong things. Or, others seems to say all the wrong things. Maybe it is one of those day where you keep getting bad news:
- A friend loses a job.
- A family member has a wreck.
- The test results from the doctor were not good.
- You miss a good friend.
A bad day.
You may identify with me on this one. On a bad day, I need especially to be reminded that I am not alone. God has seen many a person through bad days, bad weeks, and bad years. Listen to these words from the Psalms:
I will praise the Lord who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me.
Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your holy one see decay.
You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.