Worship with me #18

Thank You, Lord, that this is the day that You have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Lord, You didn’t attach any conditions to these verses. You didn’t say that there are some days that You didn’t make, and you didn’t say we don’t have to rejoice on days when everything seems to be going wrong.

In fact, I’ve heard it said that Jesus probably quoted these verses shortly before going to the cross.

That day was also a day that You made, and there were reasons to rejoice in it, even though it was one of the darkest days of history.

I praise You, Lord, that You are perfect and wonderful, and even when our path takes us through trials and tribulations, and we can’t see how anything good could come out of all that, You are still good!  You still love us! And yes, You who are able to do the impossible will be able to bring good back into our lives.

For just as the seed that is planted must die before a new plant can emerge, and just as Jesus had to die before He could be raised from the dead and give us new life, so also we must go through various kinds of trials or “deaths” in order to find true goodness that You have for us in the land of the living.

Indeed, until we die to self, we cannot live and experience the abundant life that You truly desire to pour out for us to overflowing.

I praise You and thank You that You want to give me this life overflowing with joy! Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!

Lord, sometimes we have to rejoice as an act of obedience through faith in what is not yet seen.

Then other times You pour and pour and pour an incredibly abundant measure till we are filled to overflowing.

In the meantime we rejoice, for THIS is the day that You have made!

We are still breathing!

You still love us!

You are still with us!

And in You we find hope through Christ Jesus who loved us and gave Himself for us.

No matter how hard things may be, we have reason to rejoice, for You who began a good work in us will be able to complete it!

Thank You, Lord!

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16 thoughts on “Worship with me #18

  1. Lord, You showed us how to live. You gave us a living, breathing example of what to do when times get tough. You always know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to get the message across. Thank you for continuing to watch over my family, my friends, my purpose, and me. Words cannot express how grateful I am.

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  2. Oh, yes, thank you for sharing this beautiful praise, Ruth. And thank You Jesus, that you gave me that verse, “He who began a good work in you, will be faithful to complete it,” over 40 years ago. And YOU are still faithful to complete Your good work. Amen.

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    1. Amen! Thank You, Lord, that even now, You are in the process of bringing us through! Thank You, Lord, that we are overcomers through Christ Jesus who died to save us and is risen and lives forevermore! Please bless my sister, Ifeoma, and encourage her through the trials she faces. Please keep reminding her that You, who are mighty to save, are with her. Praise You, for You hold her fast in Your loving, everlasting Arms!

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