Declaring Thanks

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Every day, it can be easy to focus on our problems. We think about issues we face, trials we’re going through, difficulties in our families or jobs. The future can seem uncertain. Our challenges and obstacles can seem overwhelming. We can feel hopeless or depressed, confused or afraid.

But the Bible tells us that, in every situation, we are to be thankful! We are constantly to declare our thanks to God. We need to realize just how much we have to be thankful for. God is good, and we can trust Him. His mercy endures forever. No matter what we’ve done or what we face, He never runs out of mercy.

As we read Psalm 107, we find many reasons to give Him thanks. He delivers us from our distresses, helps us when we’re hungry and thirsty, and leads us to shelter. He satisfies us when our souls are “longing” (v. 9). He breaks our “chains in pieces” if we face “darkness and the shadow of death” (v. 14). If we’re sick, He sends His Word and heals us. He protects us. And, if we need peace, He calms the storm.

Many times, we may struggle when we focus on our problems or needs. But the Psalmist commands 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. He is worthy! And He is good!