This is the day

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

I will say again, that I love the sovereignty of God.  I believe it when the Scriptures say that my steps are ordered by the Lord and that He has prepared good works for me to walk in.  Each day is fashioned and prepared for me. 

“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.”   Psalm 139:16

Here’s a potential difficulty…..do I believe as strongly that He made the bad days as well as the good days?  I don’t think there is any way we can get around it.  The Lord has specially planned difficulties for us; and that is still the day that the Lord has made.  But can we rejoice in it?  Can we see beyond the inconvenience or sorrow it may bring into our life and let it “work for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”?

Life is so short.  Just a vapor.  Just a few moments to love Jesus on this earth and share Him with others.  Can we give these earthly days back to Him that He may conform us to the image of Christ?  Can we not sacrifice a few days here in light of the glorious eternity that awaits us?

Oh Lord, I don’t want to be a fair weather disciple, only serving You when the path is smooth.  For each day is a gift from Your hand, whether it brings gladness or difficulty.

Although I may not always be able to rejoice over the day, I can rejoice in it.  I am learning that Jesus Christ is sufficient to make the heart glad at all times.

One thought on “This is the day

  1. melodymilbrandt January 12, 2009 / 6:31 pm

    Yes, praise His sufficiency – even on the bad days.
    I am praying for you in these days of difficulty Eirene.
    Jesus hugs to you – Melody

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