Very often as Christians we speak of the burdens of life, and how we long for the coming of the Lord to relieve us of those burdens. The story is told of George Whitfield who in his later years shared with some friends how he was weary with the burdens of life, and was ready to go to be with the Lord. He asked one of his friends who was older than he was, if he didn’t agree with that. The man told him that he didn’t want to talk about death, but rather “My business is to live as long as I can, and as well as I can, and serve my Savior as faithfully as I can, until He thinks it’s time to call me Home.” This served as a gentle rebuke to Whitfield, and is a great lesson for us as well.
Our text in Psalm 118: 24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” is also a reminder of how we should live our lives. This verse is often quoted especially when we are having a good day, but I believe there is a principle here that will help us every day.
******God has given you the gift of a new day! Psalm 90: 12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” If you woke up this morning thank God for it!
******God’s mercy is new every day. Lamentations 3: 22 – 23 “It is of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” What a wonderful thought that His compassions do not fail, and they are fresh every morning at the start of a new day!
******God’s promises are new every day. “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” Rom. 4:21. What is your need today? Ask God to give you a promise from His Word that you can claim!
*****Though it may seem to be the worst day of your life: This is the day that Lord hath made so rejoice and be glad in it!*****