In the Word
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Of the Word
What were your first thoughts this morning? “I woke up so I must still be alive.” “I dread going to work because I hate my job.” “Just another day of pain.” “Where will the money come from to pay all of my bills?” “Why can’t I just hide from the world and stay in bed all day?”
The psalmist tells us to rejoice and be glad because today is a gift from God! What we choose to do with it is up to us. The question then becomes what will our response be to Jesus? How will we let others see that God is at work in us? Are we sharing with others the love God the Father lavishes upon us so graciously? What will our attitude show in spite of the circumstances that surround us?
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation (Psalm 118:13–14). The psalmist is telling us that the Holy Spirit does help us through the day. God is stronger than anything we face; strong enough to carry us through any situation. He is our salvation. With God at our side we can begin the day rejoicing in this Good News.
Walking with my Lord
God of my salvation, help me to learn to say, “Yes! With Your help I am ready to face today. There is nothing I will face today that will be too tough for You to help me handle.” In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Comfort from the Psalms. Authors: Marcia Gomulka & Myrna Lou Meyer. 27/30 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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