This is the Day that the Lord has made!

//This is the Day that the Lord has made!

This is the Day that the Lord has made!

Psalm 118:24

The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. (NIV)

Have you ever been guilty of saying to someone, “This has been a really bad day!” I know that I have made that comment and had that very thought! “Wow, what a bad day!” Or at least something like that.

Actually, I’ve had, in the last few months, more than a few days like that! We’ve been through some tough times as a family. And none of us like those kinds of challenges. We like “good” days far better than the “bad” ones.

However, as I reflected again on this verse I realized that my judgment of any day as being “bad” is a very short-sighted and, dare I say, wrong judgment.

Without a doubt bad things occur every day! Things like:

  • Terrorists attacks
  • War
  • Businesses close
  • The stock market may fall dramatically
  • Car accidents
  • People get sick, suffer, and even die

The Psalmist reminds us that this day is the day we have and our Lord made it and gave it to us a precious gift. And even when that day may seem to be a bad one, we need to remember that He made it and He knew what we would face today. And in His graciousness, He has allowed us to experience every moment of this and every day with the purpose of making us more like Himself! Paul (Romans 8:28) reminds us that all things work for our good if we are Christians. God want to mold us into people who are daily becoming more like our heavenly Father.

So, the next time I’m tempted to complain about a day and categorize it as “bad”. Help me Lord to remember that you gave me this day and it is good. May I allow my Father to bring good from whatever may happen today. I may not see it immediately, but He is working good things in me through all that takes place in my life, if I allow Him to do so.

By | 2016-11-14T22:20:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Out of the Gates|0 Comments

About the Author:

Mark Doll
Mark serves as associate pastor at Gateway Nazarene. Mark has been a missionary in Mexico. He loves soccer and the University of Maryland Terps! Mark has four children and several grandchildren. Mark's wife DeAnne serves in several leadership roles in the local church as well as registrar for William Penn University.

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