Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His love and mercy endures forever. Psalm 107:1.
It is not too difficult to focus on difficulties, problems, trials, and challenges we face. Faced with the practical issues of daily life, our challenges and obstacles can seem at times overwhelming. We may end up feeling hopeless, depressed, confused, or afraid.
But God teaches us to approach life’s challenges from a different perspective… look again…there is so much we can be thankful for. God is good, and we can trust Him. No matter what we face, His mercy endures forever. It never runs out.
As we read Psalm 107, we find many reasons to give Him thanks. He delivers us from our distresses, helps us when we are hungry and thirsty, and leads us to shelter. He satisfies us when our souls are “longing.” He breaks our “chains in pieces” if we face “darkness and the shadow of death.” He protects us and if we need peace, He calms the storm.
At times we may struggle when we focus on our problems. But the psalmist reminds us to give thanks to God … at all times. In fact, he gives this order: “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” By declaring our thankfulness, we entrust our lives, and what we face into God’s hands.
Today, reflect on your life and think about all that God has done for you. Think about His promises. Then, start thanking Him. And continue to thank Him. For He is worthy! And He is good!
(✍️ by Inspiration ministries – edited NW)