“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I connect with the above quote not because Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote it. He was an individual with a belief system far different, in many ways, from my own. But I love the words, “Write it on your heart.” Unfortunately, I don’t always have the attitude that each day will, or even can, be my best. Sometimes, I become caught up in the realities of my circumstances and forget that my God is God of the impossible. (See Luke 1:37)
One of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3:3
Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart…
There is so much about life that comes down to choice. What we write on our hearts will eventually help to remind us to keep going, even when we feel there is nowhere to go. Making the choice to write truth on our hearts every single day will engrave it there. And once something is engraved, it’s there to stay.
The truth is that our God makes all things new. He even makes us new! (See 2 Corinthians 5:17) When we make a decision to seek and serve Christ, He will work in our lives. However, we need to make the choice to write His promises on our hearts each day. How? By reading His word, declaring the truth we find there, and remembering that because we love Him, He will work all that seems dismal together for good. (See Romans 8:28)
When you are going through the process of enduring pain, it’s difficult to remember that He is working for you, but I want to encourage you to write His truth on your heart and remember that today has the potential to be the best in your year!
What have you been choosing to write on your heart?
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