This is the day

“This is they day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

Most of the time when we hear this verse it’s a happy, cheerful time. You say it with excitement as you think of the great things God has done. But what if it’s the worst day of your life?

On a day of tragedy, death of a loved one, diagnosis from a doctor that you weren’t expecting, natural disasters … the verse is still true. Do you rejoice in those days? The Lord still made them and we still have reason to be glad.

It’s not easy to rejoice and be glad on the worst day of our lives. But it’s a choice. Often when we choose to do something our feelings follow. Rejoicing may not make your worst day turn into a happy cheerful time, but it will bring you peace and a reassurance that no matter what is happening in your life God is still in control and worthy of our praise.

In May I started working on a song that would express this. A song that as you sing it would help you choose to praise even in challenging times. I haven’t completed verses but here’s the chorus:

This is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day You have made
I will rejoice, I will rejoice
For You’ve shown me love
You’ve shown me grace
You’ve guided me in Your ways
I will rejoice, this is Your day

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