Giving Thanks To The Lord

There is so much to give thanks for. And something we don’t do enough is to give God thanks for all our many blessings. Now, to help you understand what He has done for us, let us read from Psalm 107, which reads, “O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” (Psalm 107:1-9) As we are God’s redeemed, we are proclaim how God is so merciful and just. We have been removed from a life of destruction, and gathered into the fold of Christ. We cried out to Him in all our confessions, and He came to us in our despair. Therefore, we are made glad, and give Him praise. He is worthy. We give the Lord thanks for seeing our potential and giving us another chance at life. We could not be where we are today without Jesus, so we thank Him not just today, but forevermore, and praise His holy Name.

David also said, “make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (Psalm 100:1-5) And now I will give thanks to God for all my many blessings. Thank You, Jesus, for my family. That is my wife, two daughters, three sisters, two brothers, parents, and my grandparents. You created me in my mother’s womb and gave me such a wonderful family. You have even given me great friends. Praise the Lord. Thank You, Lord, that both my wife and I have good jobs. You have blessed us with a house that is warm in the winter and cool in the summertime. We have cars to drive also, which I also give thanks for. We have food on the table and have a bed to sleep on. And because You are in our lives, this is everything we need. We are not alone, for You have brought into us new life. Our eyes have been opened and we can see. Thank You for giving us wisdom that will help us keep our faith, even until the end. You are the light that we follow. Because of Your mercy and grace, we are forgiven. Nothing is too hard that we cannot conquer, for You are lifting our burdens. I give You glory and praise. I love You, God. Amen.

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