24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Many men live in “yesterday”. Even while the world has moved on, they are tied to yesterday. The problem of many people is their attachment to the struggles of their yesterday. You see, many people are so used to the comfort of their past failures that they are unwilling to move into the promises in the future.
Dear Reader, if there is one thing you must know- it is that yesterday has no control over anything that happens to you from here.
It amazes me each time I read the passage of the Bible Ex 14: 10-12 which chronicles the regret of the Israelites and their anger against Moses in spite that God was just executing their freedom from 430 years of oppression.
10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
… Isn’t that interesting? The Children of Israel actually said with their mouth that they would have preferred the harrowing torture of Egypt to the freedom that was just ahead. Many of us are like that- unwilling to embrace progress because of the unyielding attachment to the past. I pray for you today dear reader, in any way that you may currently be attached to the past, God Almighty will cause a definite separation today in Jesus’ name.
The breaking of dawn signifies the opening of new opportunities. When a new day breaks a new opportunity opens.
The bible speaking in Ps. 118: 24 says “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”. Please understand dear friend that every single day that God makes comes with mercy, rejoicing and gladness. It is never the desire of our Lord and Saviour that you partake in the troubles of a day. For you to enjoy the goodness in a day however, you need to lift up your expectations particularly if you have endured dryness, lack, affliction and rejection much of your life. You may be in that place right now where you have concluded that a new day is not for you. That is not correct. The specialty of our Lord and Saviour is giving a new beginning to men who had a terrible yesterday.
In Isa 43:19c God says “I will make rivers in the desert”. Please note, NOT “a river” BUT “rivers”. By definition a desert is a place where no plant can grow because there is never water in and around it. As a result of this, a desert is always lonely and deserted. Is there anyone reading this piece who is in that condition right now? Perhaps you have been avoided by men like a plague. It could be because of a malignant medical condition or a terrible financial situation. It is even possible that family and friends do not pick your calls anymore; maybe you have become so much a burden to them. Hear me dear reader, your glory will speak yet again. Very soon men will come to the glory of your rising. I have the assurance of God to say to you this day “You will not die in that terrible situation” God, even our God will show up for you. Behold, our God will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? He will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in our deserts.
As this year runs to an end, let me assure you yet again, that your morning is coming very soon. I assure you dear Reader, there is a rainbow on the other side. Very soon your sun is shining and very brightly too. Do not despair. Hold on to God in faith. Your own morning will soon break.