Thank You For This Beautiful Day

Just before leaving for school, little Noah was saying his morning prayers. “Heavenly Father, thank You for this beautiful day.”
“But,” interrupted his mother, “there is going to be a storm with rain, lightning and thunder. That’s not a beautiful day.”
“I know,” was the quick reply. “We just can’t judge a day by the weather.”
There are some days when the last possible thing we can do is to find something beautiful. We awaken to discover that a loved one is critically ill, we feel overwhelmed by the tough schedule we are facing, the children are out of control and the sink is overflowing because the plumbing is stopped-up. What next? Can anything else go wrong?
Perhaps it is time to hear the Psalmist: “This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Throughout the Psalms we often read about the difficult, demanding and discouraging days David faced. What did he do?
He spoke to God honestly and took his problems to God and pleaded for His help. And every time, at the end of the psalm, there was rejoicing!
Prayer: Father, we know that You are bigger than every problem we face and have solutions for each of them. May we see Your beauty in all things. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

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