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A Reason to Give Thanks, Even in Hard Times

This Thanksgiving Day, amid more job loss, economic downturn and financial hardships, we tend to be preoccupied by all of the negative and challenging circumstances of our lives.

As this thought crossed my mind today, the Holy Spirit brought a simple verse to mind:

“Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you” (Psalm 116:7).

No doubt you are experiencing trials of one kind of another.  Such is the nature of living in a fallen world.  But we have reason to be at rest on this special day – God has been good to us!  He has been good to us as a nation.  He has been good to each one of us individually.  You and I have overwhelming evidence of His loving heart and guiding hand.  Let us do today as the Psalmist suggested in this chapter:

“I will sacrifice at thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD” (Psalm 116:7).

What a day for a Concert of Prayer!  Be at rest – God has been good to you, and will be good to you.  Everything is going to be okay.  May we put our requests aside for one whole day and dedicate the entire day to simply giving thanks.

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations” Psalm 100:4-5

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

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