“On a good day, enjoy yourself; On a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days so that we won’t take anything for granted.” Ecclesiastes 7:14
The contrast between good and bad existed from the beginning of life. This standard of comparison makes us thankful for the good and reflective on the bad. It applies to our spiritual, physical, and emotional well being. In the simplest form, it applies to every day of the week.
When we experience good days, we should take in every sight, sound, and scent, as we simply enjoy the blessings of God. If given the option, you would choose for every day to go smoothly- no tension with your spouse, conflict in your business, or strife in your friendships. Sometimes, life just happens. On days that are borderline mediocre to bad, examine your conscience by reflecting on your life with thanksgiving. Thank God for the breath inside your lungs. Thank Him for His continual provision. Celebrate God’s love and care for you. The contrast of a good day versus a bad day does not have to make us frustrated with God. Rather, we can be thankful that God is still in control and that He is teaching us how to deal with life’s ups and downs. Instead of blaming God for bad days, we can thank Him for every moment that we are living. Let the bad days give you a greater appreciation for the good days, but allow both to turn your attention to God. No matter what this week holds, thank God for the good days, bad days, and everything in between.