This is the day that I have made! As you rejoice in this day of life, it will yield up to you precious gifts and beneficial training.
Sometimes I find it easy to rejoice and be glad, but this is not one of those times. Today I feel as if I’m climbing uphill on a barren mountain, with bitter winds whipping around me. I know in my mind that You are with me, yet I feel very much alone. This is one of those days when rejoicing seems unattainable. Please help me find all that You have for me in this day,
Beloved, come to Me with all your neediness. Do not despise yourself for feeling joyless. Apart from Me your resources are ever so limited, and adverse circumstances only highlight that insufficiency. Your greatest need is to reconnect with Me at a deep level. You can cry out to Me, “Help me, Jesus!” Then, wait patiently in My Presence. If you are able, sing praise songs to Me. Your weariness will eventually give way to new strength as you trustingly wait upon Me. With My help you can find precious pleasures I have scattered alongside your path. Moreover, as you persevere in climbing this challenging trail with Me, you reap the benefits of tough training: You discover it is possible to be sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.
This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 nkjv “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
[Isaiah 40:30–31 NASB]
Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
[2 Corinthians 6:10]