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Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.

[PSALM 50:15]

One Good Day at a Time

Rejoice in this day? God invites us to. As Paul rejoiced in prison; David wrote psalms in the wilderness; Jonah prayed in the fish belly; Paul and Silas sang in jail; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego remained resolute in the fiery furnace; John saw heaven in his exile; and Jesus prayed in his garden of pain . . . Could we rejoice smack-dab in the midst of this day?

Imagine the difference if we could.

Suppose neck deep in a terrible . . . day you resolve to give it a chance. You choose not to drink or work or worry it away but give it a fair shake. You trust more. Stress less. Amplify gratitude. Mute grumbling. And what do you know? Before long the day is done and surprisingly decent.

So decent, in fact, that you resolve to give the next day the same fighting chance. It arrives with its hang-ups and bang-ups, bird drops and shirt stains, but by and large, by golly, giving the day a chance works! You do the same the next day and the next. Days become a week. Weeks become months. Months become years of good days.

In such a fashion good lives are built. One good day at a time.


Wonderful Savior,

Each day is a gift from you. It is an opportunity to bring glory to you. We can do that by rejoicing in the circumstances that come our way today, and the next day, and the day after that. Give us strength to praise you and be joyful no matter how difficult the day. May our joy bring joy to you,


The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.

[NAHUM 1:7]

I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow.

[JEREMIAH 31:13]

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

[PSALM 16:11]

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