Declaring Thanks

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Every day, it can be easy just to focus on the problems, trials, and challenges we face. Faced with the practical issues of daily life, our challenges and obstacles can seem overwhelming. We can feel hopeless, depressed, confused, or afraid.

But the Bible tells us that, in every situation, we are to be thankful! We constantly are 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. No matter what we have done, or 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.” If we are sick, He sends His Word and heals us. 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 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. For He is worthy! And He is good!