I cannot quote her words verbatim but this is the gist of what she said, “Do not live just for the weekend. It is not long enough.” I thought of her words and realized the profound truth they contained: too much of our lives is spent waiting for specific circumstances to enjoy this precious time we have been given. The single person waits and so does the married couple. The couple without children longing to be parents as well as those with young children requiring constant care. This list can go on and on to cover diverse seasons of life.
But I think of Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad today!” (ICB). “Let us be glad today!” There are always reasons in each day to be glad and to express gratitude to the Giver of all good gifts. “Let us be glad today!” Some days are difficult. Taxing. Heart breaking. But the One in whom we can rejoice remains the same. And for this reason, we can rejoice.
We can rejoice in Him, if not in our circumstances. We can rejoice in His faithfulness. His mercy. His abounding grace. His kindness to us and the fact that He is for us and has a wonderful plan for our lives, no matter what we see with our natural senses.