I’m a month into widowhood and don’t know nothing except to look to Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith, so here’s what I have for today.
I was considering what the psalmist meant when he said, “This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” How there was no qualifier, no description of the day: it wasn’t this is the happy day, or this is the richest day, or this is the best day…only that the Lord had made it meant that the writer would do two things off cuff: rejoice and be glad.
I’m sure some diligent bible scholar out there can tell you exactly which trial or tribulation, which struggle or strain that has been attributed to the writer and his psalm. Please feel free to share if you DO know. THESE THINGS are oh so important. What ABBA places on my heart is that no matter what kind of day the day MAY BE is not nearly as important as HOW YOU BE in it.
The instruction—we WILL rejoice and BE glad in that day—reminds me of so many times the scriptures place a demand on my faith to crucify my flesh: to rejoice in the Lord always, to give thanks in everything, to offer up a sacrifice of praise, to present myself a living sacrifice… my response in all things and in all ways is “HALLELUJAH.” BECAUSE despite it all? God is good. His love is for me—even when this life brings trouble? I can and will rejoice because HE—The Lord MY God has MADE ME GLAD. The oil of joy and whatnot. 😉
And as I have labored to rejoice in the very day regardless of the KIND of day, Holy Spirit said to me this:
“No day is guaranteed to you, BUT HIS NEW MERCIES are guaranteed for you each day. What happens each day may be a mystery to you, BUT HIS GRACE is ALWAYS SUFFICIENT to meet the needs of the day.” Selah. ⏸️🤔
We don’t rejoice simply for seeing a new day then. We rejoice for the guarantees of the grace and mercy that await us there each time. For He is good.
Oh but for the grace to trust Him more.🧎🏾♀️
Whatever complaint that you have for the day, please search WHY those words are ever hovering behind the tightness of your teeth to leap off your tongue. Ask God to search the heart, and watch how He reshapes the day from the inside out with His all sufficient grace and His forever enduring mercy.
WILL to Rejoice! Let Him MAKE you glad.
Learning how to count it all joy,