25 Uplifting Bible Verses for Bad Days

If you’ve been living on earth for more than a week, you’ve had some bad days.

God never promised that we’d never had a bad day—Jesus promised us the exact opposite. He said that we would encounter troubles throughout our life on earth. No one is exempt from the disappointments and difficulties of life.

Even the richest, most powerful people in the world, who could have anything and everything their heart desires, have some bad days.

I’ve found that the best thing to do is go to God. When I’m frustrated, disappointed, sad, or hopeless, I can turn to God. One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 18:10. It tells me that the Lord is a strong tower, a place I can run to and find safety and comfort.

God is an ever-present help in our time of need, and He wants to bring you comfort, peace, and joy. God is not the Great Preventer of bad days. Rather, He is the Great Healer, Comforter, Redeemer, and Encourager. When you turn to Him, your bad day doesn’t immediately turn around, but it doesn’t turn into a bad month or a bad year.

Whatever you’re dealing with today, I hope these Bible verses give you some extra faith and hope:

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”
Isaiah 12:3 NIV
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
James 1:2-3 NIV
“In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!”
Psalm 94:19 AMPC
“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”
Psalm 51:12 NKJV
“You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.”
Psalm 30:11 AMP
Psalm 46:1

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NIV
“I have the highest confidence in you, and I take great pride in you. You have greatly encouraged me and made me happy despite all our troubles.”
2 Corinthians 7:4 NLT
“Then the Lord will be your delight. I will give you great honor and satisfy you with the inheritance I promised to your ancestor Jacob. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
Isaiah 58:14 NLT
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NKJV
“Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”
Habakkuk 3:18 NIV

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Psalm 121:1-2 NIV
“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”
1 Peter 1:8 NIV
“He will once again fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.”
Job 8:21 NLT
“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Psalm 16:11 NIV
The Lord is good, A strength and stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows [He recognizes, cares for, and understands fully] those who take refuge and trust in Him.”
Nahum 1:7 AMP

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 NLT
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.”
Romans 15:13 AMP
“And those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
Isaiah 35:10 NIV
“But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.”
John 17:13 NKJV
“Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!”
Matthew 5:4 AMPC
“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 14:17 NKJV

“When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.”
Jeremiah 15:16 NLT
“And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.”
Psalm 27:6 NKJV
“But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.”
Psalm 5:11 NIV
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
1 Peter 5:7 NLT

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