Bad Mood


“Has God ever done anything for me?”

I sometimes ask myself this question when I’m in a really bad mood.  My answer always starts with, “I can’t think of anything at the moment, but I sure can think of a lot of bad things that have happened to me.”

Do you know why we sometimes give in to that way of thinking?  It’s because we get so concentrated on our current circumstances that we start counting our curses and completely forget about counting our blessings.

So, how do we turn that around?  We have to start small and retrain ourselves to count our blessings.  We should start by saying something like, “Thank You, God, that I’m still alive.  Thank You that I can get up this morning!  Thank You for this place where I live.  Thank You for my friends and my family!  Thank You that I have the opportunity to worship You.”

If we thank God for what comes to mind, no matter how small, He will instantly bring more to our attention.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.  Psalm 118:1

4 thoughts on “Bad Mood

  1. A typical “thank you” from me when I’m in a bad mood goes something like, “Thank you, God, that I have this job that allows me to live comfortably and share your love with ALLLLLLLLL these horrible, lost people…” Occasionally, it sounds more like, “Thank you, God, for giving me a husband that loves me no matter how mean I am to him…” 😉

  2. I found that Praying and thanking God when your in a bad mood really helps. This has. To be done intentional before it becomes natural.

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