This the day the Lord has made! So rejoice and be glad! I want to share a recent life experience with you, and I hope you are blessed and motivated by it.
My husband and I were in a car accident recently, we were not seriously injured, and the accident was not a part of our plan! We were rear-ended by a driver who in my opinion, was not paying attention. When the initial crash happened, I was devastated! All I could think about was, ‘I have something to do, and now I can’t do it!’ I am now very inconvenienced! I was so upset I just cried at the scene.
My husband was with me, and he reminded me God is with us and everything will be alright. I appreciated that, and I did remember. As we rode in the ambulance to the hospital, I started to become content. I told my husband, “I’ve never ridden in the back of an ambulance before,” he was like, “me either.” I thought it was cool; we shared a life experience. : / When we got to the hospital before long, I was joking with the hospital staff.
Since I have to go through this process, why not have some fun doing it? When we go through things in life good, bad, or indifferent, remember you always have a choice. A lot of times, we make choices based on how we were taught to feel about a situation or circumstance. According to society, I should be depressed or feeling down about my situation. I should be upset with the other driver(s) because someone wasn’t paying attention. I should not try to bring joy to the people who work to help (doctors, nurses, first responders) I should give attitude.
Well, I have been transformed. I choose not the conform the way society wants me to follow. I choose to look at my situation as it working out for my good somehow (I don’t see how right now). I will trust in the Lord and His Word. He said it will work for my good, so that’s what my focus is. I can go through the process (although very inconvenient on a lot of levels) with peace and joy. I can smile because I know without a doubt, God has me! All I need to do is keep my mind on Him and remember His promises, and I’m good. When I get weak, I let Him know, and He makes me strong. He helps me endure. I have not forgotten my days will be full of trouble, and when a problem comes not only do I have His Armor to protect me I have somewhere to run mentally when things seem to be overwhelming.
I encourage you, when trouble comes your way (because you know it’s coming), don’t conform to the direction of the world but remember what day it is! It is the day the Lord has made rejoice and be glad in it if things get overwhelming because they can look to Him for peace. He will give it to you as He gave it to me! When you were created God equipped you already with what you needed to go through life (rejoice cue).
If you haven’t already accepted Christ as your savior and live free!
Keep His Word in your heart! Keep believing. Keep trusting. Keep praying!
Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Psalm 118:24 (NIV)
The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.