Vacuum, mop, thaw the meat…the monotony of the daily tasks can wear a body down, but Scripture gives us reasons to rejoice in the things that make up our everyday existence.
1. Rejoice in Your Marriage
Framed in the words of a father to his son, the Bible says, “…rejoice in the wife of your youth” (Proverbs 5:18).
Marriage can be like two people back-to-back, fighting the fires of life that surround them. Fortunately, it also can mean two people face-to-face, sharing the joys of the day, enjoying the one who knows you best, laughing at an inside joke. This particular command to rejoice is in the context of intimacy and fidelity; and certainly, enjoying the wonder in God making two into one flesh is reason to rejoice. God made many wonderful things, and marriage is one of the best!
2. Rejoice in Your Children
Proverbs 23:24 says, “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.”
Maybe your children are young and you’re not sure of their standing with the Lord. But what a delight it is to the heart when you see them picking up righteous habits! Seeing them reading God’s Word of their own volition, peacemaking, acting responsibly, showing discernment and such. What precious moments those are when they connect God’s Word with their daily living! A reason for rejoicing, indeed.
3. Rejoice in Your Work
Ecclesiastes 5:19 says, “…as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.”
A housewife is a “worker at home,” as it says in Titus 2. God has given me work to do in my home! I trust He will reward me according to how I do the work to which He has called me. Even enjoying the beauty of a completed sewing project or the satisfaction of an organized closet is a reward in which to rejoice.
Scripture gives plentiful reasons to rejoice; hopefully these three help bring more to your mind as well.