Friday, August 8, 2008

...but joy comes with the morning!

Yesterday was not a good day. I felt a step behind from the time I got out of bed...Add to that the fact that we've had a sick pup and it just made for a miserable day altogether. By the end of the night I felt totally overwhelmed and ready to have a good cry. I think if I'd had to give Snoopy one more more bath, do one more load of towels or scrub one more floor, I'd have had to be committed...sigh...

Truth be told, I rolled out of bed this morning still feeling a bit discouraged. I got my Sweet Hubby off to work and went into our living room to spend some quiet time with the Lord. And boy oh boy did I pour my heart out to Him! I told Him all about how lousy yesterday was and how I knew there would be "hard" days, but oh please God, could today NOT be one of them? Because I didn't know if I could do another one so soon. I told Him that I didn't want to be sad. That what I really wanted to do was spend my time praising Him. And here's what I heard in that quiet know the one I mean...
"Choose to praise."
Wait! Could it be that simple? Yes, of course it is!! I get to choose every single day - every single moment of my life., this moment - I choose to praise the One who made me!

Then, feeling considerably lighter and totally refreshed, I turned to His Word. And found this waiting for me...
"O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you restored my health.
You brought me up from the grave, O Lord.
You kept me from falling into
the pit of death." Psalm 30:2-3
Ahh...reassurance that I can continue to NOT concern myself with my Sweet Hubby's diagnosis. All is well in the hands of God. And it was bolded in Scripture!

I continued reading...and there was this:
"Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones!
Praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:4-5
Joy truly does come with the morning! Thank you Lord for bringing me back to center today! I pray that all who read this are having a blessed day as well...Amen!


Gail said...

Good morning, Gigi!

He is holding you in the palm of His hand, no doubt about it :)


Gigi said...

Mornin' Gail! Oh yes - He most assuredly is! And thanks for the *hug* :) I send one back to ya!