The day the Lord made

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps. 118:24

Rejoicing is not about finding silver linings, faking smiles, or making lemonade. Rejoicing is not rendered irrelevant by painful circumstances or even negative attitudes, but it’s not denying what we are experiencing either. Simple awareness that God is involved in our lives and loves us on this very day can put us in the spiritual, mental, and emotional state to notice all the personal love gifts and messages He’s placed in our paths for us to experience throughout the day. Having a day to rejoice in depends on how we choose to see it.

Lord, let this be a day of rejoicing, especially for those who didn’t expect to rejoice today.