Today | God’s Hope in Every DayNovember 17, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik
…You may have woken up this morning hurting and unable to move.
…Or maybe you were woken up.
…You may have been fine and just not have been ready to face the day.
…You may be that chipper friend who hopped out of bed ready for anything.
…Or, you may not have paid much attention to the moment and trudged along like you monotonously do every day.
I’ve missed some of you, I’m sure.
But I’m also certain that if you are reading this, then you have been given another day.
Today may have been a good day:
Keep that memory for every tomorrow.
Today may have been a hard day:
Remember the joyful yesterdays that may very well be tomorrow.
Be grateful for every task you complete, no matter how menial.
You did it.
You blinked, you breathed, and perhaps you did some other things in between.
I hope you smiled. But I understand if you didn’t. Sometimes smiling doesn’t work out.
I do encourage you to keep part of your mind burning with joy. That’s important. There’s good reason to.
Though this world can be difficult, can cause pain, can make you cry, we also get glimpses of something better.
We may see it in our own lives–someone helps you carry your bag, or someone talks to you for a few minutes just because, or you look up and see a breath-taking painted sunset.
Or maybe we see it in the news–of a community banding together, of a family reunited, of a beautiful newly-discovered nebula.
That something is glorious and permanent. And each day we wake up, we can enjoy more gifts which testify a better time.
…A lifetime with our Saviour. Peace, Happiness, Comfort.
Find that crumb that is joy, or positivity, or whatever you call it. Let it anchor you in the memories of those good days.
Hope is real.
Today is another day. And today with Christ, I’m going to build a cake out of the crumbs.
Care to join me?
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:11-12 NIV