On the news tonight, I heard one newscaster touting a new segment on their program called “Working for the weekend.” The segment provides information about local activities available in our area during the weekend. One of the other anchors said something about “Yeah, everybody is working for the weekend.”
The exchange reminded me of a conversation I had with someone years ago. It was a very frantic and busy Tuesday morning at the office. I was tired and frustrated and I commented that I couldn’t wait for the work week to end, “I wish it was Friday already.” A friend suggested I take a different perspective. They told me when they are frustrated and feel that way, they meditate on Psalm 118:24, “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
My friend offered me some good advice. Instead of wishing our lives away and just slogging through a tough work week, we should ask for the Lord to help us have the right perspective. Yes, some days are harder than others but every day is a gift. Every day the Lord’s mercies are brand new. Every day our Lord promises to be with us, even on the most frantic and toughest of days. And for that, we can always rejoice.