“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34 (NIV)
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Many of us have a lot going on right now in our lives. You may be unemployed in spite of sending out hundreds of job applications. You may be living paycheck to paycheck because it’s hard to make ends meet due to inflation. You may be tired of going over the same thing with your children because it’s hard to keep talking and talking and talking. You may be tired of dealing with the same back-stabbing co-workers (or fellow church goers – because you will find some of these people in church too) day in and day out. You may simply be tired of being tired.
BUT there is much to be thankful for! There’s life, health, friendships, family, working bodies, eyes that see, arms that can hug and hold … you get the picture. I have learnt that one of the most powerful things a person can do is to give thanks to God while in the middle of overwhelming stressful situations. The peace in the midst of the storm cannot be explained nor can I really describe the calm that embraces you as a result. All I can recommend is that you try it for yourself and let me know how you feel afterwards.
You can click on the link to read a few more thankful thoughts and there are more here too but even as I leave you now, I encourage you to go out and give thanks to the Lord because He is more than good – He’s simply awesome!