These days with our world in turmoil with a pandemic, itâ€™s hard to be happy. Itâ€™s very easy to come up with excuses as to why we are not happy. All the time I hear things like, â€œas soon as I get out of debt, Iâ€™ll be happy.â€ Or â€œas soon as I lose weightâ€…â€as soon as I get promoted…â€as soon as my children start behaving…â€ No, if you donâ€™t put your foot down and decide to be happy right now, there will always be something to keep you from being happy. Letâ€™s get rid of the excuses and make the decision to enjoy life right now, beginning today!
Today is when God wants you to be happy, not tomorrow. Thatâ€™s why David said in the Psalms, â€œthis is the day the Lord has made! I will rejoice and be glad in it.â€ He was saying, â€œthis is the day to be happy; not tomorrow, not when the weather clears up. Not next week, when I donâ€™t have to work so hard. Not next month, when I make it through these difficult times.â€ No, choose to honour the Lord right now by choosing to enjoy your life. This is the day that the Lord has made!
â€œThis is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.â€Â (Psalm 118:24, NKJV)Â
Yahweh, thank You for this day. Thank You that yesterday has gone with its worry, stress and sadness. Father, thank You for another day, another opportunity to praise and rejoice for Your kind mercy towards us. God, I choose to set my mind and heart on You and not on my problems, so I will be happy despite the situation. Almighty, this day I will rejoice and be glad, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.Â