“I want to scream it out, from every mountain top-Your goodness knows no bounds, Your goodness never stops, Your Mercy follows me, Your kindness fills my life, Your love amazes me”
Today I wanted to share a little bit of something I’ve been dealing with for awhile now. It’s that whole issue of ‘gratitude’ being thankful and giving thanks for where I am in my life right now. I would say to myself ‘why should I be grateful to God when I am in this situation?’ If he would just help me out a little bit more then maybe it would be easier to be grateful-to give thanks.
You see what we (if your not part of this problem just smile and nod like you understand us little people) often fail to see are the blessings that we already have in our lives. Right now I lay on my warm bed after waking up from a full 8 hours of sleep. I’m well rested and in a while I will walk to the kitchen and make breakfast. I may even stare at the fridge for a while wondering what to eat because I will have several choices staring back at me. I will workout for anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour today (because I’m alive, I’m healthy and because I can). I will have lunch, I will have dinner. I say these things…not because any of it is remarkable, but because most likely, most of you reading this will have a similar day today. Yet there are people who can only dream of having 3 meals today. Some people are not well enough to get out of bed in the morning. It is not because we are remarkable in any way, but because for some reason God has chosen to favour us in this way.
My point in all of this? No matter what situation we may face today, we all have a reason to praise God. If we’re alive, we have a prayer answered and we should be grateful to him whose mercies know no end.
My prayer for everyone reading this post this week is that we would be transformed in such a way that we would be able to give thanks to the Lord in any season we may find ourselves in. May our eyes be focused on him and all the good that he has done for us, instead of on our problems.
I was forever changed when I stopped looking for a change in my circumstance to make life better and started looking to Jesus and his hand in my Today. I realize that he will be with me tomorrow, he was with me yesterday and he is also with me Today. I really don’t need my situation to change to start giving him thanks, I can start right now.
He is Good. He is Faithful. Amen.