Psalm 107:1 - THANKSGIVING!
Psalm 107:1 (NIV) Give thanks to the LORD,
for he is good; his love endures forever.
I'm implementing a new practice for
Thanksgiving. No, I'm not going to try to convince these
Midwesterners that oysters really do belong in authentic
turkey stuffing. My idea is to tweak our tradition
of each naming one thing or person we're
Today, I want to also spend time alone
thanking Him for restoring joy to situations I
thought held none, for seeing me through
disappointments and concerns that threatened to unravel the
tightly intertwined fabric of faith He created in
me. Circumstances seem to work hard to poke
holes in our very souls, as if those events and
crises could drain every drop of joy and empty us.
It feels that way sometimes. But
reflecting on them now, I'm conscious that
disappointments and crises did not succeed. Some of the
trials still exist, but true joy cannot be crippled
or permanently disabled for the person whose
hope is rooted in Jesus.
I have so much for which to be thankful.
A crisis from ten years ago is resolved.
Concerns that disturbed my sleep five years ago have
dissipated. The hurt that stung so hard last week turned
into a bridge to a deeper relationship. The "joy
stealers" lying in ambush along the way of my career
and family and ministry were unsuccessful in
their attempts ... because of Jesus.
Yes, I have much for which to be
thankful. Cynthia Ruchti
Faith Step: What has Jesus brought you
through this past year? Decade? Lifetime? How can
you turn that gratitude into an expression of
thanksgiving today to the One who preserves our joy?
[Mornings With Jesus 2021 Devotional by Guideposts and
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
Psalm 107:1 - Attitude of Gratitude.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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