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11 Powerful Psalms When You Have a Really Bad Day

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God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

11 Powerful Psalms When You Have a Really Bad Day

If you are having a bad day, you have come to the right place. The good news is … there is Good News! There is a remedy for “the bad day syndrome,” and there always has been. The best thing to do for a bad day, when times are tough, is to guard your heart and mind (Prov. 4:23). How do you do this? By spending time with God in His Word. There is no other way. This spiritual principle works best when practiced first thing in the morning, protecting the rest of your day with prayer. So resist the temptation to instantly turn on the news or grab your phone. There is a surefire way to add angst to your day. Instead, turn immediately to the encouraging promises of God in the Psalms.

The Book of Psalms is known for its supernatural and transformational encouragement. The authors of the psalms knew well what it was like to have a bad day; and, in order to combat it they shared a vital habit in common: they all turned to God first.

If you are having a bad day, prayerfully reflect on these 11 Powerful Psalms When You Have a Really Bad Day. Allow God’s Holy Word to penetrate your soul. Believe His promises; listen for those verses that speak loudest to you and spend some extra time with them. If you make praying the psalms a part of your daily habit, your days will turn around. Not only will the sun shine in your spirit again, it will stay there.

11 Powerful Psalms When You Have a Really Bad Day

Psalm 46:1-3, 10

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

10 [The Lord] says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

No matter what comes against me today, Lord, I trust in You. You are my ever-present help in trouble; my refuge and my strength.

Psalm 91:4

He will cover you with His feathers,
    and under His wings you will find refuge;
    His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Thank You for Your unwavering faithfulness and for Your protection, Lord. Whenever I need You, You are there. My shield and my rampart.

Psalm 6:2

Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint;
    heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.

Lord, I feel as though I cannot handle one more problem. But I know You are merciful, so please have mercy on me for I am weak. Thank You for hearing me whenever I call on You.

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
    they comfort me.

Sometimes when I feel worried about what might happen to me, Lord, I remind myself that You are with me. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I need not fear. Your rod and staff will comfort me.

Psalm 22:10-11

10 From birth I was cast on You;
    from my mother’s womb You have been my God.
11 Do not be far from me,
    for trouble is near
    and there is no one to help.

Lord, this day has not gone as planned. Thank You for being near to me when I’ve felt all alone. From the very beginning You have been there.

Psalm 147:3-4

He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.

Heavenly Father, Thank You for drawing near to me when I am down. Thank You for hearing my prayer and calling me by name.

Psalm 131:1-2

My heart is not proud, Lord,
    my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
    or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content.

Things do not feel right today, Lord, but I find rest in You. I know You will turn things around for my good; so I shall not concern myself with matters that do not concern me. My focus is solely on You.

Psalm 55:1-2

Listen to my prayer, O God,
    do not ignore my plea;
  hear me and answer me.
My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

This day has not gone as planned, Lord. Please stay close to me and hear my prayer. Please protect me and guide me in the way I should go.

Psalm 130:1-4

Out of the depths I cry to You, Lord;
    Lord, hear my voice.
Let Your ears be attentive
    to my cry for mercy.
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
    Lord, who could stand?
But with You there is forgiveness,
    so that we can, with reverence, serve You.

I feel guilty and heavy-burdened, Lord, but I know You keep no record of sins. With You there is only forgiveness. As I pour out my heart to You today, thank You for being attentive to my plea.

Psalm 37:5-6

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in Him and He will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.

I have had a hard day today, Lord, but I trust in Your grace and commit all my ways to You. With you, I know my vindication is on its way.

Psalm 7:9

Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
    and make the righteous secure—
You, the righteous God
    Who probes [all] minds and hearts.

I feel betrayed today, Lord, but I know You make the righteous secure. You probe the minds and hearts of all men, and bring an end to the evil doings of the wicked.

Pray these 11 Powerful Psalms When You Have a Really Bad Day anytime you are feeling down, discouraged or uncertain. The Lord Himself will lift you through them.

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