Every Day With Jesus…

The old hymn says, “Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before.” But is it really?

We all have bad days, don’t we? We’re foolishly pretending if we deny it.

This may sound crass and irreverent, but if becoming a Christian meant signing a contract, I wouldn’t have put my signature on the dotted line. I had no idea as a young man that being a follower of Christ would be filled with so much heartbreak and suffering.

There have been many days–even stretches of time–when the world seems to have it right when they say things like, “Life’s a bitch, and then you die.” Solomon felt the same way. Read the book of Ecclesiastes and see for yourself.

No, every day with Jesus isn’t sweeter than the day before. Recently our daughter married a man my wife and I don’t approve of. After hoping and praying the wedding wouldn’t take place, I had to resign myself to the fact that it was allowed under God’s permissive will.

That’s different than decreed will or expressed will. In other words, every day He allows car wrecks, disease, starvation, wars and death in many forms.

So why shouldn’t He allow our daughter’s wedding? In reality, it’s not even a pixel on the tapestry of the universe.

Naturally, I’ll pray for her and her new husband. They’re going to need a lot of God’s mercy and wisdom.

No, every day with Jesus isn’t sweeter than the day before. That doesn’t mean there aren’t sweet days though. But to expect them all to be is unrealistic.

I’m so glad He’s with me–and you–each and every day. I couldn’t make it without Him. I’ll count on His strength and guidance today, the next day and the day after that.

The consolation is that each day is one day closer to heaven.

Hebrews 13:5-6
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

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