But, I have begun to really try to think about things from a perspective that is greater than just what I understand. If you think about this way, it really changes things: He is the Creator...of everything...of every day. Before time as we know it began, He spoke to the darkness and said, "LET THERE BE LIGHT!" And there was light. Each day began at that instance. It was good!
This day...right here...this moment, was created by God. He may not have designed or desired for me to experience the situations I may be, but that doesn't desecrate the day that HE created. This IS the day that HE, the LORD, has made. I will CHOOSE to rejoice and be glad in it. I may not like what's in it, but I will choose to respond with gladness and joy to and for the ONE that created THIS day. The circumstances of my day don't give me real joy, only the One who created this day. So regardless, be encouraged today, and REJOICE! And allow the "joy of the Lord to be YOUR strength!"