Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Have you ever had one of those days where life just seemed to be piling on and the weight of it all brought you to your knees?  One of those days where you don’t want to get out of bed?  You think that maybe if you just stay there under the covers, all those problems will go away?  Or at least, if you don’t get out of bed, you just won’t have to face them?

That is how I felt this morning.  As I lay in bed after a fitful night of sleep, I just wanted to stay there in the warmth with the covers over my head.  It seemed like a good place to be...drifting in and out of sleep.  No phone calls about my MIL.  No phone calls about the problems going on in our unsold house.  Maybe I could just ignore it all.

But then a song found it’s way into my mind…..this is the day.  This is the day that the Lord hath made.  Let us rejoice.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

And God gently reminded me that being under those covers didn’t protect me from my problems and it certainly didn’t take them away.  He lovingly reminded me that HE made every new day and as a follower of Christ, I should not wish it away.  I should consider it precious because God made it. 

So I lifted the covers off and slipped out of bed.  The cold in the room quickly hit my face and woke me up.  I headed down to the kitchen, grabbed my cup of coffee and sat in my chair to spend time with God.  This is what was waiting for me in one of my devotions….

Give up the illusion that you deserve a problem-free life.  Part of you is still hungering for the resolution of all difficulties.  This is false hope!  As I told My disciples, in this world you will have trouble.  Link your hope not to problem solving in this life but to the promise of an eternity of problem-free life in heaven.  Instead of seeking perfection in this fallen world, pour your energy into seeking Me: the Perfect One.  Jesus Calling.

Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man….he will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  Psalm 112:4,7

What a personal and loving God I have!  He knows my heart and knows ME.  He knew exactly where I would be this morning and what I would need to hear. 

I love Him for that. 

And I can’t imagine facing this life without Him and the hope He brings.


Cathy said...

Good words and so very true. Thank you for sharing this Sara. I really needed to hear this too. Hubby and I have been singing the song. "This is the Day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it." It really does help.

I'm so glad I took a moment to read your post.

Rebecca Jo said...

I sing that song constantly in the morning - I always sang it to wake up my youth girls on sleepovers :)

I literally have to have a talk with God every morning before I get out of bed asking for Him to help me through the day.

Mari said...

I have the Jesus Calling book and have been amazed at how often the writing for the day is just right for something I'm dealing with. That's a good song to start the day with!

Stacey Wittig said...

Thanks for sharing your heart, Sara