This is the day that the Lord has made,
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
I originally had something else planned for today's devotional, but over the last few weeks, and the many conversations I had with people I discovered that we are all waiting for something to be different in their life so that it is possible to enjoy life more, myself included.These are some of the things I have heard.......
"If only I had someone special to share my life with, then I would be......"
"If only I had that job I wanted, then I would be....."
"If only money weren't so tight, then I would be......"
"If only I had a bigger house, then I would be....."
"If only I could loose that last 15 lbs, then I would be......"
"If only I didn't live with this chronic pain, then I would be....."
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
Psalm 118:24 is recited or sung so often, do we even really think about what we are saying when we say this verse, or is it so well known that we take what it says for granted?
When I have read this verse before, what resonated with me was the part that says "We will rejoice and be glad in it. But most recently the two words that jump out at me is "This is".
I suffer from Chronic pain due to an auto-immune Arthritis. I often wish I was pain free and able to enjoy doing the things that I once did with my family and friends. Yes, I get discouraged at times, even though I know that pain is a part of life. But what I also know is that the Lord will turn every tear I have ever cried into joy. He knows everything about me and will He will use my pain for a greater purpose that He has planned for me.
Are you waiting for something in your life to change and be better before you can say, I am "content" in my present circumstances and that Jesus is enough for me. I can't boast that I am yet, but I know that I have a desire to be and striving towards that. So....Come on, will you join me, what are you waiting for anyway?
THIS IS the day, TODAY.....I will rejoice and be glad in it, pain or no pain.