“This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalms 118:24” 

Do you remember the old chorus "This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made"?  I remember singing it as a child as the overhead projector showed the words on the wall.  "I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it".  ( you are welcome for now having it stuck in your head :) ) 

It has been a tumultuous 2020, so many challenges and obstacles that we have not had to experience before. And if I am honest I don't remember waking up any day in 2020 thinking "This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it",  because I was too focused on everything else around me.  Focused on Covid19, focused on wearing masks, focused on quarentine, focused on politics, focused on trying to decipher truth in everthing that was happening in our country.  I forgot to focus on the truth written in the Word of God.  Truths that say:

Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

Over and over again stories about how much God loves His people and will not forsake them. Truths that say this world will be hard, but we have nothing to fear. I realized I needed to make a decision. Do I trust God or do I not?  That is the bottom line. Do I believe God has a plan and that He is good? Even when good things may not be what my eyes are seeing.  Its easy to praise when life is comfortable. Will we choose to folllow and praise when life is uncertain and painful? 

Join with us in waking up everyday with Psalms 118:24 on your lips.
“This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it. 

One comment

Jamie Doris Smith says:
January 24, 2021 at 04:24 pm
I love this, thank you for posting it.

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