This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day the Lord has made. I will-- I make a choice-- to rejoice and be glad in it.
Whatever the circumstance, whatever the challenge, the fact remains that this is the day the Lord has made. He saw it in eternity and no matter what the circumstance, challenge, triumph, tragedy or ordinary regularity, He is in control.
He is sovereign.
He knows the plans He has for me--plans for a future and a hope.
He sees me.
He loves me.
He's not asleep on the job, but He watches over me.
Surely goodness and mercy are following me.
So why wouldn't I rejoice?
He saved me.
He delivered me.
He loves me.
He takes care of me.
This is His day. Nothing in it will take Him by surprise and with Him I can do all things because He strengthens me.
It's not by might or by my power but by His Spirit.
In my weakness, He is strong.
And He will fulfill the plans He has for me.
Why wouldn't I make a choice to rejoice? No matter what the circumstance, no matter what the challenge. I can have joy. Because while "happiness" may depend on what's "happening", my joy is in Jesus and He is the same.
Yesterday. Today. Forever.
This is His day so I can rejoice and be glad in the fact that He will never change. He promised me that He would never leave me nor forsake me. and He is not a man that He should lie.
He is God. He is all powerful. He speaks and things come into existence. He speaks and there is healing. He is the Creator.
This is His day and I will rejoice and be glad in it.