Good morning another day to tell the Lord thank You. Thankfulness drives out depression. Being thankful is clearly a virtue that is dying in our modern times. We live in a society, where what we have is never enough; we always want more. There is always something bigger, something better. In such a culture, it become difficult to recognize the blessings of God in your life and be truly thankful because all you focused on is what you do not have, leaving you frustrated, angry and sad.
The Bible says, give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When we start giving thanks to God for the He is and what He has done for us, even in an inconvenient situation, we invite Him into that situation. Then heaven begins to deal with that situation.
The Message translation of Psalm 100:4 says, ‘thankfulness’ is the ‘password’ to get you into the very courts of God. So, whenever you are in life-whether in al good or a difficult place, if you need to experience God’s presence, just start thanking Him. Your thankfulness will transport you into the very presence of God. And in His presence, there is fullness of joy; at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). So, you can never be sad or depressed! Thankful people are never victims, they are victors! Loving God Always.
Scripture Verses for Mediation:
What does the Bible say about thanking the Lord God? The Bible is filled with commands to give thanks to our Lord God. Sharing God’s Word and personal insights to equip and encourage you in your daily faith walk. “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18
“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34
“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving …” Colossians 4:2
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be make know known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might and have now made known to me what we asked of You, for You have made known to us the king’s demand.” Daniel 2:23
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 136:3
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge of every place.” 2 Corinthians 2:14
“To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” Psalm 30:12
“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 118:29
“For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100:5
“We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.” 2 Thessalonians 1:3
“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great power and reigned.” Revelation 11:17
Father God, teach me to be thankful and grateful. Let me never take You or the people around me for granted. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Ms. Anne, Georgetown, GA, NAAV Volunteer Contributor for Spiritual Wellness; email: firstname.lastname@example.org