Psalm 118:24 - This Is A Day The LORD Has Made; Let Us Rejoice And Be Glad In It.

Psalm 118:24 (NIV) This is the day the LORD 
has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 


   My friend Carole has experienced 
significant losses. She and her husband went bankrupt. 
Then one of her daughters was killed by a drunk 
driver. A hurricane destroyed her home, and later 
cancer claimed her husband and son-in-law within a 
   Carole acknowledges these events and the 
pain they've caused her, but she refuses to cling 
to that pain. She realizes that doing so would 
only steep her in discouragement, and that's no 
way to live. 
   Carole is one of the most upbeat women I 
know. Her love for Jesus radiates from her face, 
and her words reflect the depth of her 
relationship with Him. She truly knows what it means to 
practice living in His presence. 
   When I visited her recently, Carole told 
me that her mother had always been an upbeat 
person too. "I learned it from her," Carole said. 
"Every morning when she woke up, she'd say, 'Good 
morning, Lord. What wonderful things do You have 
planned for us today?' That invited His presence and 
set the tone for her entire day. No matter what 
happened, she knew that He was sovereign." 
   Since my conversation with Carole, I've 
sought to practice the same ritual. I find that it 
sets my mind and heart in a place of eager 
anticipation. No matter what the day holds, Jesus holds 
me. I will rejoice and be glad in His presence, 
His power, and His promises. 
   What's the first thought that enters your 
mind when you wake up? If it's anxiety about the 
day, then retrain your thoughts to focus on Jesus 
through the simple prayer in today's Scripture 
verse. by Grace Fox 
   Faith Step: Memorize Psalm 118:24. Thank 
Jesus for the gift of today. [Mornings With Jesus 
2021 Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


Psalm 118:24 - This Is A Day The LORD Has 
Made; Let Us Rejoice And Be Glad In It.