“This is the day the Lord has made…” Even THIS day, a day when circumstances whisper, “Go crawl in a hole…preferably one six feet under.”
But we will fight the urge, and instead, “…we will rejoice and be glad,” because joy is a choice; a choice to trust- not in circumstances or in new and improved people, but in the One Sure Thing: The love of Christ Jesus, who never changes, never fails, and comforts us in our sadness.
So we trust, and take a hike, and read a Psalm by the lake, because beauty and truth remind us of who He is, and what He’s done.
“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord; whose trust IS the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:7
“This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad.” Ps. 118:24
“The Lord will comfort her…and make her wilderness like Eden.” Is. 51:3