“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15)
We are living in a time of fear and turmoil; a time when the giving of thanks seems to run counter to the response that our hearts might be inclined give. Our natural inclination is to worry and dread the worse. It is contrary to our sin nature to be thankful (Romans 1:21). However, there is much to be thankful for, especially for the believer in Christ who trusting our Sovereign Lord to work all things out for our good and His glory.
In overcoming your fear, your worry and dread of what might be, sit down and list all that you are thankful for and then give praise to God for His many blessings through Jesus Christ our Lord, who not only saves but also preserves us safe in His wisdom from His word and by the power His Spirit working grace in our hearts. We all struggle to live thankful lives, especially in troubling times. So if you are struggling to give thanks, meditate on God’s word and ask His to work grace in your heart to be thankful.
Thanksgiving Day is a special time of the year and with all the negative things going on in the world this year it is especially a good time to sit down and reflect on all the goodness and grace that God has bestowed on each and every one of us in this time of uncertainty and fear – The Lord God is our faithful Father He will keep you and uphold you even if you fall ill with CoVid-19. By faith look to God alone in this time trusting in His wisdom and relying on His strength – and be thankful continually, for with such sacrifice of praise to Him it will be a sweet aroma unto Him who has loved us and redeemed us by the precious blood of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, so that we might glorify Him in all that we do and say.
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