This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).
Rev. Dr. F.W. Boreham once stayed in a quaint old cottage in England owned by a minister’s widow. She had given him her bedroom and, in the morning, when he pulled up the blind, he saw that into the glass of the windowpane had been cut the words: “This is the day.” He asked his host about it during breakfast. She told him that she had experienced a lot of trouble in her time and was always afraid of what was going to happen tomorrow. But one day, she read the verse from Scripture referenced above and it occurred to her that this day meant any day.
“Why should I be afraid of the days if the Lord makes them?” So, the widow scratched the words as best as she could in the windowpane. That way, every time she drew her blind in the morning, she was reminded that “This is the day.” Realizing that the Lord made it, she was no longer afraid.
As followers of Christ, we don’t have to face each day with fear. Since the Lord creates each new day, we should rejoice that we are a part of that creation. We’re not to rejoice in things. We’re not rejoice in our circumstances. Also, we’re to rejoice not when we feel like it, not when it’s convenient, and not when things are going great, but always. You see, when our focus is on rejoicing in the Lord and being glad, it’s a lot more difficult to be afraid.
God’s Best…Pastor Steven