Let’s Give Thanks
Maybe this has been the best year of your life and you cannot wait to gather with your family this week to sing His praises. Or maybe this has been the hardest year of your existence and you are having a hard time imagining being thankful for anything. King David was a guy who not only wrote most of the Psalms but was a guy well acquainted with the good and bad days of life.
David taught us that it is not only OK to praise God in the good and bad days, but necessary. You see, whether your day, week, or year has been good or bad; we are encouraged in scripture to sing praises to His name. Singing praises may not change your circumstance, but it can certainly change your attitude toward it. My encouragement to you this week is to be grateful. Grateful hearts are worshipful hearts. Worshipful hearts find healing.
Below, you will find seven promises from the Psalms. I hope they bring encouragement to your life:
1. God’s beautiful love for me never changes, never falters, and never ends. (Psalm 136:1)
2. God’s faithfulness toward me is a forever faithfulness! (Psalm 117:1-2)
3. God is a good Father and worthy of my praise no matter my circumstance. (Psalm 100:3)
4. God made me like I am on purpose and He knows every intricate detail of my life and He cares about every piece of me. (Psalm 139:13-17) 5. God is a nurturing Shepherd who knows just what you need.(Psalm 23:1)
6. God is my defender. (Psalm 27:1)
7. God is right here right now and he is listening to my heart. (Psalm 145:18-19)
Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV)