Some days are just hard. No, not hard, some days are close to impossible, and it takes every ounce of energy to make it through to the next day.
The kind of day the Lord has made….
“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. This is the LORD’S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118: 22-24
From what I see, this “this is the day” verse is included in a prophesy of the rejection of Jesus and His subsequent crucifixion. See how “the day” fits with the “stone (Jesus) that the builders (Jews) rejected….Who did this? The Lord. It was (and is) His doing.
That Day-This Day
The day of the crucifixion had to be the WORST day in human history; the ultimate rejection of the Creator of all things, yet in the context of the prophesy of Jesus, it’s the Lord’s doing and on the other side of the cross, we can certainly see it as something marvelous. We rejoice in “that day” because it allows us to live as God’s children this day.
Whatever you may be going through today, whether rejection or death, if you trust in God, you can say on your darkest day, “This is the Lord’s doing, it is marvelous in our eyes. THIS is the day which the Lord has made; I WILL rejoice and be glad in it.”
Sometimes it takes “rubber meets the road” type of determination and a conscious decision to rejoice in this day that the Lord has made whether it seems like a good day or not.
Hold on, the worst day in God’s kingdom is sometimes the best day for us when we see it as a marvelous work that the Lord is doing. We have only to trust the God Who both makes the day and saves the day.
Yes, THIS is the day the Lord has made, and with a (sometimes needed) resolute act of our will, let us rejoice and be glad in it.