I thought I’d give just a brief encouragement for us to give thanks to God, because God is good! He has given us a LOT to be thankful for. We can thank Him for our family, friends, filling our needs and giving us many other things beyond our needs to enjoy. James 1:17 says: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
And, for those of us who have trusted Jesus as savior, we can thank Him for His love to die and take the punishment for our sin. And, we can thank Him for eternal life that we can experience with Him.
And, those who have trusted Christ can also even thank God in the hard things in their lives, knowing He works all things together for our good. 1 Corinthians 5:18 says: “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” We can trust and thank God, knowing He is good.
It’s pretty easy to focus on what we don’t have and to not be content and to take for granted the many blessings we have that God has allowed us to enjoy. And it is easy to complain or be ungrateful. And, while we can cry out to God when things are hard, it is good for us to remember to praise God for who He is and thank Him for the blessings He gives.
I encourage you - and me - to spend a few minutes today to praise and thank God for who He is and the many blessings He has allowed you to have. Think about starting each day this next week thanking and praising God and ending each day by thinking back and thanking HIM for the blessings you enjoyed that day.
It is good to thank God because He is good!
(All verses are quoted from ESV.)