Psalm 118:24 says, "This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." What a penatrating truth of Scripture.
The Lord wants us to rejoice in the fact that he has blessed us with all the heavenly blessings and eternal inheritance for the future, and therefore commands us to rejoice in the present state regardless of how difficult or burdensome life can become. What a stunning truth to our hearts when we hear we need embrace the Lord as our Creator, and rejoice in this day he has given us for a specific purpose to rely dependently on him for strength. God wants us to be dependent people upon his dependability.