Every Thursday several ladies and I meet to study the book of Hebrews. As we talk about our past days the one thing that stands out to me is we are all ready for a new day.
Being worn down by an issue we cannot control like a virus is wearying. Seems there are so many different opinions on how to handle the crisis and each one stands on ideas they can prove from history.
Anytime one has been beaten down for long period of time a new day has to come forth to give us that lift in our Spirits.
The way we respond to trials of life reveal something about the strength of our Christian faith and how we think about what God says about, "a new day". If we deny our troubles, or if we give in to anger or bitterness, or if we blame others for our problems, we miss what God intends to teach us through what happens to us. It is a great advance spiritually to be able to say, "I believe God has allowed this difficulty for my good and His glory. "'
Think how many times you have been hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. II Cor 4:8-9.
This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118
Yesterday is gone. The problems and troubles of yesterday and even a month ago are in the past. Today is a new day and the good news is you get a new start.
We often get so preoccupied with our problems that we carrying them into a new day. We pack up our anxiety, stress, and fear from yesterday and sit them on the top of our “to do list” of today. WHY? Today is a new day! Today means you get a new start! You get a new start at making amends with your brother and sister who offended you yesterday. You get a new start at demonstrating your faith in God to provide for you yet another day. You get a new start to show love to your enemies. You get a new start to get things right with God. You get a new start at praising God for this new day. Do not bring old grudges, lack of faith, nasty attitudes, and fears into today.
The scripture says “This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” It doesn’t say this is the day that I will bring all my troubles and mope around as if I am defeated and complain and murmur about life. It says, this is the day. This is your new start that the Lord made.
The ultimate measure of a man [or women] is not where he [she] stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he [she] stands at times of challenge and controversy.