Are you wrapped round and round like an Egyptian mummy in weary bondage to yesterday’s tears and tomorrow’s fears? Are you shackled by the past and afraid of the future? Do you turn restlessly and in vain from one remedy to another struggling for a peace that constantly eludes you?
If you really want help instead of sympathy, if you are willing to think yourself constructively out of your difficulties instead of leaning on someone else, then open your Bible to Psalm 118 and read, This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day implies neither yesterday nor tomorrow. Now, right at this moment all is well because the Lord has made this day, and everyone who even half-way believes in the power of God knows that what He has made must be good. Doesn’t Habakkuk tell us that He is of purer eyes than to behold evil? How then could anything be wrong with His day, this very day with which we are concerned if and the if may seem big to someÑwe rejoice and are glad.
If we are certain we have nothing about which to rejoice, if our religion does nothing for us other than to bring us face to face with the simplest truth of all, namely, God is, we can rejoice ever so slightly. After all, how chaotic could our day become without the assurance, whether or not we think we can prove it, that God, good, is?
What reason have we other than our own foolish fears to doubt the healing presence and power of a God who gives us constant proof of His love for us now at this very instant.
To begin to rejoice a minute at a time strengthens the stand we are taking. As the minutes pass, gratitude at being able to rejoice melds into a gladness that completely obliterates yesterday’s tears and leaves not the slightest room for tomorrow’s fears.
We are free of anything that would separate us from a comforting faith in the ever-presence and all-Power of God, good, the minute we turn unreservedly to God in complete gratitude that He is.