Bad Day

Remember that song by David Powter…it was famous for about a minute. While the meaning of the song has been debated about as referring to a fight between a couple or as someone trying to cheer up a depressed friend, the fact is there are some Biblical elements to the lyrics. For those of you with as bad a memory as I have here are the lyrics:

Where is the moment when we needed the most?
You kick up the leaves, and the magic is lost
They tell me your blue sky’s faded to gray
They tell me your passion’s gone away
And I don’t need no carrying on

Stand in the line just to hit a new low
You’re faking a smile with the coffee to go
You tell me your life’s been way off line
You’re falling to pieces every time
And I don’t need no carrying on

‘Cause you had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile, and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don’t lie
You’re coming back down, and you really don’t mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Well you need a blue sky holiday
The point is they laugh at what you say
And I don’t need no carrying on

You had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile, and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don’t lie
You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind
You had a bad day

Sometimes the system goes on the blink, and the whole thing it turns out
Wrong
You might not make it back and you know that you could be well, oh, that
Strong
And I’m not wrong

So where is the passion when you need it the most?
Oh, you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

‘Cause you had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
You see what you like
And how does it feel one more time?
You had a bad day
You had a bad day (had a bad day, had a bad day, had a bad day)

How often are we, as Christians, “faking a smile with the coffee to go”? When we pretend to be happy in a moment, or a season, of struggling we are in essence trying to solve our own problems instead of depending on God and sharing the problem with our family of believers. Instead, we end up trying to “sing our way out” or lying about how we feel.

Next time you have a bad day, go to God and give it up to him. Then, share your feelings with your loved one, your accountability partner, or a trusted friend. The most important thing is to share it with God, but He did not intend for us to be alone in this world.  Join a small group, a bible study or start one yourself.

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