Text for Today: Ps. 124:1-8 “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, When men rose up against us.” (vs. 2).
Give thanks to God always, because without Him you wouldn’t have everything else that you’re thankful for. Your past may be painful, yet you must forgive, move on and thank God for it.
Even the work you do today may be difficult and tiring, but you should still thank God for it, because many people desire that job but do not have it. You must learn to thank God not because of how you feel, but because of who He is.
We have so much to praise God for, there’s great power in giving honor to Him. And many of us live that truth out, every single day of our lives.
We may not feel like it sometimes, but we must not fail to do it at all times. At times we think God seems distant, like he’s far away, or doesn’t really care about what’s troubling us, but that’s a lie of the devil.
Painful life blows and losses might have recently sent us spiraling. Here’s what can make a lasting difference.
When we make that decision to fix our eyes on Him, and daily give Him praise, no matter what’s staring us straight in the face, we suddenly realize that God has already begun to release the grip those struggles can have over us.
There’s power in our acknowledgement that He is worthy, above all else, of our worship and praise. I charge you to daily count your blessings with gratitude no matter how small or big they are, and stop letting your lack blindfold you from noticing how blessed you are.
You need to thank God because you could be fighting battles, but fighting for your life on the sick bed is not one of them.
You are a Champion!
Further Study: Ps. 103:1-22.
- Father, I thank you for all your mighty deeds in my life.
- I cast out every spirit of ingratitude out of my life.
- I receive grace to remain a grateful child all through my life.
- Lord, do for me this month, what will change my story for good.
QUOTE: “GIVING GOD PRAISE MAKES YOU A FRIEND OF GOD.”