Today's Devotion from Psalms 19-21.
Today is going to be a great day. How do I know? Well, let's clarify what none of us can know. We cannot know anything about what this day holds. We may have appointments and responsibilities to keep. We may have daily routines to monotonously continue or new adventures to begin. Yet, even in going to our appointment, setting down at our desk, or doing those things that we always do, we have no way of knowing what will interrupt the usual.
When the normal is interrupted, is that a good thing or a bad thing? By what do we determine is "good" or "bad" in our days? For example, is it bad to be on a 4 hour car ride only to have your vehicle overheat? This occurred to us once while driving from Louisville, KY to our home in Tennessee. That's bad, right? Not really. After taking care of our vehicle and getting back on the road, we came upon a recent car accident in which we may have been involved.
We may have a schedule, but we have no idea what events will actually transpire. However, the psalmist here is reassuring us that even in the unknown, God is glorified. Everyday, a symphony of God majesty and mercy erupts across creation. Read his words, "1 The heavens declare the glory of God,and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour out speech;night after night they communicate knowledge." (Psalm 19:1-2, CSB)
Every day, regardless of the trials, joys, adventures, or monotonies that we face, everything around us is pouring out the praise of God and revealing more of Him to us. In the most insignificant detail and the most overwhelming sunrise, the glory of God is being proclaimed even while you may struggle or laugh. Our current situation doesn't discount or invalidate His glory. So, stop. Breathe. Listen. Do you hear it? Do you see it? Its there. Even, no, especially in this day that He has made.