As I woke up this morning and looked outside, I felt as if the weatherman had played an April Fool's joke on us. Last night on the news, the weatherman said that when we woke up that we would have from 3 to 5 inches of snow on the ground. A storm from the west was going to dump at least a foot of snow in the mountains and that the foothills would get at least 3 inches.
The morning began with frost on the roof and an overcast sky and no snow.
As I sat in my rocker and looked outside into the wetland area, a verse came to mind. "This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24
I felt led to text several friends with this verse, as well as these words: "A great verse to say every morning, even though we may not feel like rejoicing. Our mood is down, our situation is out of hand and our sorrow or guilt is overwhelming. We can all relate. Just be honest with God. Talk with Him, let Him know how you feel. God will bring to mind the things, situations, people...that give you a reason to rejoice. Sometimes all we think about are the negatives and we can't escape from those thoughts. God has given you this day to live and to serve Him. Always remember, He has a plan for your life. Keep rejoicing! By rejoicing, the negatives will disappear."
God's timing is perfect! I had several friends text me back and said I needed these words for today or how did you know? I didn't know, but God did.
As we are still and listen, God will bring people and situations to mind. Your words of encouragement could make all the difference to someone. Enjoy each moment!