Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful new day, I pray we can rejoice in this day no matter our circumstances knowing God has brought us here for a purpose and has a plan for us and our lives.
"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
Some of us are going through a difficult time where It’s not always easy to look at a day and rejoice and be glad in it..... However that is not the point in rejoicing and being glad. The point is not about the circumstances which surround you. It’s not the heartache we are enduring. It’s not about the sadness we feel, nor the grief we are bearing.
It’s the fact that life is precious and everyday is a gift from God…and that God is great…that no matter how bad things get, the LORD is still making days. He is still creating air to breathe and meeting all our needs. So often we tend to look at the darkest part of every cloud. We fail to remember that God is still on His throne and He is still in control, even things seem out of control. He knows what He is doing. He cares more about us than we care about ourselves. He knows what it takes to bring us closer to Him, to depend upon Him, to find the perfect peace that passes all understanding(Philippians 4:7). He knows our every thought and every motive. He knows the desires of our hearts–the true desires. He knows how much we can endure.
When we rejoice in a day the LORD makes, it doesn’t mean we are rejoicing and glad for the negative, troubling things we face. God in His infinite wisdom is working all things together according to His purpose and glory. As we rejoice in the circumstance, the chains of temporal pain are loosed. This is such a powerful reminder to us: True joy is never dependent on our circumstances. And though we may know this in our head, it might be hard to walk out every day. Learning to choose joy in hard times takes effort and action on our part; it requires our hearts to be set on the Lord. God is faithful to help us, so that we can choose joy. And we can be assured that in His grace, He has made every day, and for that gift itself we can “rejoice and be glad in it.” No matter what we face, we can still believe in God’s goodness and love, for that’s what carries us through the most difficult of seasons. We begin to trust God all the more…our faith grows…and God gets the glory for the day He has made. What a glorious thing to consider. So no matter what today brings, let us decide right now to rejoice and be glad in it! And remember, God’s loving kindness is everlasting! That has to put a smile on your face and in your heart!
AMEN MY FRIENDS!!!
Source: God's word, Holy Spirit, Daily Devo