With Thanksgiving

Jan 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Faith

What can we be thankful for when we obviously stand in need?

We can be thankful for God’s faithfulness today tomorrow and forever.

Ps 100 says to “enter his gates with thanksgiving,” To “be thankful unto him and bless His name.” And then the psalm reveals the reason why: “for the Lord is good, and His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.”

Look at that: He IS good. That’s present — today. This is the character of the Lord right now. Goodness is so much of what he consists of that He defines it. Believe that He is good and it will bring forth thanksgiving.

Next, His mercy is EVERLASTING — that’s tomorrow. Even if you wake up to another day of things not going the way you think they should, He’ll still hold back the judgment we deserve, and keep everything else that could fall apart from collapsing in on us. He will always have mercy on us and no matter what we face, that can calm a heart, soothe a spirit, and bring forth an utterance of praise.

Then last: His truth ENDURES TO ALL GENERATIONS — that’s so long, we can count on His goodness and His mercy to impact our children and their children. The truth of God — that is His word, even the same word that declares Him good — is persevering and enduring. Regardless of what situations arise for future generations, His truth will endure. It is today and forever, something to count on. Belive on this, and you have an eternal round of thanksgiving.

So while refraining from anxiety, and while praying, give thanks because you recognize Who God is today in spite of the circumstance, Who He will be to you tomorrow and Who He always will be. Give thanks for a need that’s yet to be met, and a victory yet to be won.

No matter what circumstance is staring you down, because you know these truths of God, there’s nothing stopping your ability to be thankful now.

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