Today didn’t start off on a great note. It was more like a sour, flat note in the middle of a beautiful, melodic aria.
The grown-ups woke up late. We scrambled to get breakfast ready and kids dressed. Somehow, we managed to get everyone in the car to get to school on time, but as we started our drive Kai said, “I don’t have my glasses on.”
I hit the breaks, probably a little bit too quickly since the road was covered in snow, and we turned around. As we pulled in my husband appeared in the driveway and called to me from his car to let me know he left his coffee inside.
I hiked through the foot of snow on the driveway, ran in and grabbed my husband’s coffee and my son’s glasses, noticing at the last second Kai’s backpack was sitting there on the kitchen floor.
Even after rescuing all the items left behind in our house that morning and getting my son to school, there was still more that I had left undone. Yesterday’s laundry was waiting for me. The bare Christmas tree had to be put away. And I also realized I was late on my son’s tuition payment for school.
Is anybody else feeling a little frazzled these days?
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It doesn’t matter if you’re a busy, tired, blogging mom of young kids like me, I bet you could use a little more cheer in your life. I looked high and low and included some of my favorite soul-lifting, smile-inducing scriptures just for you. I hope you’re blessed by them.
Verses are in New Living Translation (NLT) unless otherwise noted.
Bible Verses to Brighten Your Day and Make You Smile
There you and your families will feast in the presence of the Lord your God, and you will rejoice in all you have accomplished because the Lord your God has blessed you.
Then Hannah prayed: “My heart rejoices in the Lord! The Lord has made me strong. Now I have an answer for my enemies; I rejoice because you rescued me.
1 Samuel 2:1
All in Judah were happy about this covenant, for they had entered into it with all their heart. They earnestly sought after God, and they found him. And the Lord gave them rest from their enemies on every side.
2 Chronicles 15:15
We were filled with laughter,
and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us!
Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
Sing a new song to the Lord!
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!
Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
He is to be feared above all gods.
The gods of other nations are mere idols,
but the Lord made the heavens!
Honor and majesty surround him;
strength and beauty fill his sanctuary.
How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.
Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning.
In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together;
the leopard will lie down with the baby goat.
The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion,
and a little child will lead them all.
What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered.
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”
And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:1, NIV
The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow.
You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.
I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.
Do you feel more joyful yet? If not, keep meditating on God’s love for you, the blessings He shares with you, and how wonderful He really is.
No matter what you’re going through, big or small, God is there for you. He wants you to know that He loves you and covers you in grace when you accept His forgiveness. Even if you forgot every possible thing today, the Creator of the universe thinks you’re amazing!