O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalm 118:1)
We should always give God Thanks!
The very fact that you are able to read this Hope Devotional today is reason enough for you to give God thanks. You are alive! You can see! You can hear! You can think! You can move around! You have clothes on your body and shoes on your feet! You have someone close to you that cares, even if you don't think they do. You just had something to eat or you are thinking about what you are going to prepare to eat or snack on. You have some money to function. It may not be alot but you are able to survive.
There are countless reasons we have to give God thanks, yet we forget to do so ever so often. The Psalmist reminds us that we ought to give God thanks because he is good, because of his everlasting mercy.
Stop worrying about your TEMPORARY SITUATION and give GOD THANKS for he is preparing a PERMANENT SOLUTION.
You see, God didn't have to take his time out to be caring for us individually. He could have left us to deal with ourselves. Ohhhhh what pain that would be for many of us. Having to deal with our burdens and problems ourselves. Having no one to pray to for help. Having no one to trust in. That would be a terrible situation.
When last have you thought about you? Thought about your life? Thought about the situation you were in sometime back and thanked God for His deliverance? Yes he delivered you before and he can deliver you again once you believe on his name.
Do so today! Thank Him!
I read a thought provoking line just yesterday. It said, "What if you were to wake up TODAY with only the things you gave God thanks for YESTERDAY."
This troubled my spirit and created in me a new mindset to remember to give God thanks for everything and in everything as Thessalonians 5:18 admonishes.
A key note for us all, many times our answer comes while we are thanking and praising God.
HOPE IS AHEAD - JUST THANK HIM!