This is the day the Lord has made .. . and I have some choices to make.
I can speak harshly without thinking or I can use words that build up.
I can criticize or I can look for the best in others.
I can complain or I can give thanks for the good gifts all around me.
I can feel sorry for myself or I can be glad I’m alive to serve another day.
I can count all I’m missing or I can count the abundance I’m given.
I can wallow in despair of my present situation or I can consider it all joy.
I can call my life too hard or I can call on the Lord for His strength.
I can weep alone or I can remember God sees my tears and is near the brokenhearted.
I can wonder if my body is going to hold up under the strain or I can pray for His strength made perfect in me.
I can feel powerless to change this situation or I can ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to work mightily in me.
I can believe the lies whispered in the dark or I can trust the Word of Jesus that lights the path ahead.
I can think I’ve drained all my human resources or I can recall words learned as a child, “my cup runneth over.”
I can give up or I can rest assured that His grace is sufficient for my every need.
I can remain in the cold winter of this trial or I can look toward the hope of spring.
This is the day the Lord has made, and I have some choices to make.
I will rejoice in the One who calls me to this journey, who promises His presence and power, who remains faithful even when I am not.
He is worthy of my worship.