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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2 Responses to “A Reason to Give Thanks, Even in Hard Times”

  1. Cynthia says:


    A spirit of Thanksgiving came upon me yesterday which was just God’s grace, you see our Pastor suddenly died at 57 years of age.

    Yet I heard God say to me in my spirit, “but what about the time you were able to be blessed by the ministry he provided while he was here on Earth?
    Can you thank me for that?”

    There is so much to be thankful for in the midst of life’s struggles and challenges.

    I am thankful the Holy Spirit who has come to reside in me, never leaves me or forsakes me in the midst of my doubts,
    faithlessness and lack of trust in him at time.

    What Love he has bestowed upon us through Jesus, a Love that is already in our day tomorrow with a fresh new morning.

    His promises remind me of how Great he is and how able he is to perform it inspite of me.

    Thanks for this beautifully written Grace of Thanksgiving, As usual
    God’s spirit is stamped all over your ministry and overflowing at just the right time.

    I am thankful for YOU!

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