One of the first songs I can really recall from sitting in a pew in church growing up is the song, “Give Thanks to the Lord.” When I got my first MP3 player as a freshman in high school, it became one of the first songs on that little music device. I would listen to it on the bus ride to school getting ready for my 7:30am class that was just so early at the time. At the time I didn’t think about it much but, that song was preparing me for the day and how I needed to ultimately look at each day. Giving the Lord thanks for all he has done and for his love.
Today it isn’t hard for us to look around and feel different emotions. When you turn on the news it seems that there is always bad news. Not only that, the news seems to always be worse. With Covid we have gotten used to quarantine, which means we have been spending more time alone then we are used to. We seem to look left and right to see other things just not working out how we imagined. Maybe the car broke down. Maybe the grocery store didn’t have something we really needed. Perhaps it’s a bad day with a friend or spouse. Maybe we see something where we need more money. It is easy to see the things that are hard or aren’t perfect.
But then we see Psalm 107:1 which tells us, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever.” That is a reminder that we all need. It gives us something to do, give thanks to the Lord. Why are we doing that? For God is good! But why is God good? Because his faithful love endures forever.
God’s love won’t fail. It will stand the test of time. God’s love will always be there. His love is faithful. It doesn’t change on the day, it doesn’t change because of the news. In fact, when we make bad decisions, God’s faithful love still endures. It is because of God’s love that we need to give thanks to Him!
What would your life look like if you constantly gave thanks to the Lord? This week we want to challenge you to give thanks to God first and foremost. Start early in the morning and finish at night when you go to bed. When you focus on the good things of the Lord, the rest of your life tends to follow. What are you thankful for this week?