There are some mornings while making the bed, I long for the ending of that very day when I climb back into the bed and the day is done.
Why is that? The end of the day signals completion. All the toils, all the works, and worries are now being laid to rest. My evening routine tells me it’s over for now. Settle in peace for the night as the cares of the day come to a close and the door shuts on what is behind. Let the heart, mind, and body lay down and take its rest to prepare for the new ahead.
Facing the new sometimes comes with inspiration and energy. But, there are times when facing the new feels like an arduous task, asking for so much when I feel like I can give so little.
Today is the beginning of today. Whether I’m facing it wanting to climb back into bed or if I feel I can take on the world – regardless of how this day may feel, I am grateful for it.
The psalmist declared, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it,” (Psalm 118:24). Why? Because no matter how the picture of today is painted for us, it is a gift. This day is a bestowing of God’s grace into my life, and for that, I settle my heart in His peace and I can rejoice in this day. When the ugly tries to poke its head into the newness of this day, I can reflect on the beauty of God and let all that He is wash over me, comfort me, and hold my hand through it all.
I admit every day will not seem some glorious affair, but when we have our wonderful, glorious God, we can look to Him and look for ways to inject His beauty into the ugly parts – letting His light shine in those dismal areas, and re-inspire, reinvigorate, and re-energize us for this day. Because wherever God shines, it will be made beautiful regardless of how it appears.
While there are some mornings that may make us scratch our heads, there is always our God who is ever faithful and forever in love with His creation – with you. Therefore, we can still find reason to rejoice!
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