This topic of “What a Difference a Day Makes” just came into my mind a few days ago. It came in because I felt melancholy after I had a conversation with someone. I was feeling so distorted mentally, I wanted to call in the troops (friends and various family members to say a prayer for me). I held off from doing that, then by the next two days my equilibrium was back in balance. Therefore, I give God praise for Lamentations 3:22-23 which states.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.”
Just as that mental battle came, because I waited and pushed through in communicating with God, the victory was won. Around the same time my mom lost her purse with about 700 dollars as well as her bank cards, drivers permit (DP), national identification card, etc. We reported it to the police the day before and began going to the institutions and governmental ministries the following day or so. While at the licensing office to reclaim her DP, we got a call indicating that the purse was found and all the contents including the cash. 😊. What a difference a day makes!
I can also look back on the many lows of my life and then in an instance, things changed for the better. I remember being unemployed, then suddenly getting a call that I was successful in the job interview. What a difference a day makes!
I can recall having little or no money, then went to my mailbox only to find my tax return cheque. What a difference a day makes!
Being in management a while, I know of a person whose name was on a list to be retrenched and in an instance, while others were left crying because they are on the breadline, the person was smiling because their job was secure due to the fact that their name was taken off the list. What a difference a day makes!
I have countless stories of this nature and I am sure upon reflecting you have too? The daily ebbs and flows also work both ways. Sometimes we get up in the morning with pains, then upon visiting the doctor you realize that you are diagnosed with an illness. What a difference a day makes! You are happy and joyous in one moment, then you get that cell phone call about someone close to you has died. What a difference a day makes!
Yes, the seesaw of life is real. On this journey, our boats are always sailing into and out of storms. I will have you know, that sailing into storms is nothing to be feared, but sailing without God is.
This week I found out that the co-executive producer for the Ellen Show, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss took his own life. A young man full of life and potential brought an end to his existence in an instant. Apparently, he could not see life past the sadness of the now and visualize the brightness of the next. As we all do at times, Stephen did not realize that God’s mercies are new every morning and because they are new the opportunities for us are endless. These mercies are never based on how good we are, but only on His steadfast and loving character. It is freely given, and what we need to do is freely embrace and receive it and press on.
I wouldn’t be long winded in this blog today, but I simply wanted to let someone know that once you are alive today God has shown you mercy and grace. Once we have breath and life, we can effect change. Or without us even raising a finger, our predicaments can change for the better.
If we want to have that positive change then hold unto God, and don’t take our eyes off Him and doubt like Peter in (Matthew 14:22-33). Just pray and hope and give it another day, for what a difference a day makes.
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
I would like to end this blog with this quote and song.
Your Brother in the Lord,
Dane Miller – “God is the Author, I am the Pen”
Authored Book – What is the Woman Saying – Lessons from Biblical Women.
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