“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1)
We don’t know when this psalm was written or when it was used by the people of Israel, but it doesn’t really matter does it? It is always the right time to give thanks to the Lord. Whether the sun is shining and things are great or when we are living under a cloud it is always appropriate to give thanks. Thankfulness and gratitude are more than social niceties, but are spiritual practices where we seek to identify the activity, provision, blessing, and goodness of God.
In a period of time in which we face uncertainty, anxiety, frustration, and limited horizons, gratitude may be more difficult, but may also be more important. What we focus on has an impact on our lives. If we can shift our focus away from the uncertainty, anxiety, etc. to the provision and activity of God this will shape how we respond to our world.
Let us be people who nurture a spirit of thankfulness - not to be Pollyannas - and find God in the good.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.”
What do you have to be thankful for right now? List them out right now.