“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!”
Above is the first encouraging scripture I share with you. I didn’t start my days doing this for most of my life. Rejoicing and being glad because the Lord had made the day? No, I started each day thinking about my to-do list. I often felt behind before my feet even hit the floor. This Psalm verse offers the better way!
My journey with God began in earnest about 20 years ago when He brought circumstances into my life that shattered my belief that I had everything under control. I’ll share the details in the blog at some point, but for now, the focus will be on what He did after He broke through. He led me step-by-step to know Him and to know Jesus Christ as my savior. I didn’t make this easy for Him! I was reluctant and skeptical, not able to trust Him. Yet He never left me, never gave up. He persisted and His word began to encourage me. He brought scripture verses and passages to me that spoke directly to my heart and to the situations I found myself in. Slowly, my reluctance gave way to hope, hope grew into faith, and faith became belief. Beautiful belief!
God did this through His word—spoken and written. My prayer is that you’ll see yourself in the scripture verses He used to encourage me. They were written to you, too.