This is the day the LORD has made; 
   let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

How much joy do we take in life?

How much joy do we have in worship?

OK, I agree that not every situation in life can be joyful, for there are also many sorrows and hardships; I also realize that many of us are undergoing severe trials these days.

Yet even in sorrow, hardship and trial we are the redeemed of the Lord if we have entered relationship with Jesus Christ.  Is there any hardship or trial that can compare with all that He has done for us?

I would never want to make light of suffering, nor would I ever want to let someone forget how great our God is!

Here… let’s try an experiment:  Let’s decide that we are going to celebrate our great and awesome God no matter what trial we are dealing with.  Let’s even go another step and commit ourselves to praising God in every situation; even the ones we don’t really like that much…

This is the day the LORD has made; 
   let us rejoice and be glad in it.

We’ll know you tried this experiment when we see the big smile on your face!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
This entry was posted in Christian Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Rejoice

  1. Pam says:

    Having joy in the midst of trials was the topic that I taught yesterday for the Adult Sunday School class! I am reading a book entitled “Choose Joy Because Happiness isn’t Enough.” It is written by Kay Warren. She is the wife of Rick Warren. So far it is a very good book.

  2. Elaine says:

    Great challenge Don, and one that is very much worth working to succeed at!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s