Give Thanks

 

Give Thanks to God

Ps 28:7The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. NKJV

The Bible tells us that God is our strength and our shield. God will strengthen our lives and shield us from the enemy, so we can confidently say we are helped by the Lord.  The fact that we can declare that He is our helper should bring a response of thanksgiving and praise. We need to praise God for what He has done. Giving praise to God is not only thanking Him for what He has done, it’s also thanking Him in advance for what He will do.  

You can say today that the Lord is your strength and shield, so no matter what you are dealing with, you don’t have to go through it on your own, He promises to strengthen you. 
 
 

Heb 13:5-6 …”I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” NKJV

Giving God praise and thanks brings power into your life. When you start to think of things to thank God for it will change your attitude, it will lift your spirits, it will encourage your heart. When you stir up thanksgiving it can make a dark situation look lighter and it can restore your hope. 

It takes no effort at all to sit around and complain about the things that are going wrong, everyone can find things that are not right and make them their focus; however, that will only lead to more discouragement.  

Do what the Bible says to do, begin to give thanks in your life for what God is doing. 

Ps 106:1Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. NKJV
 
1 Thess 5:18in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. NKJV
 
God’s Word tells us to give thanks because He knows that it will help you. God is not insecure, He doesn’t need everyone on earth to tell Him how wonderful He is. He is worthy of our praise and it does bless Him when we are thankful, but it also benefits us. It’s an expression of faith and attitude of gratefulness. I know that there are times when things are going wrong and during hard things,  it can be a challenge to give thanks, but those are the times you need to do it the most, you do it by faith. 
 
Heb 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. NKJV
 
Notice the Bible calls it a sacrifice of praise, sometimes offering up praise and thanksgiving can be a sacrifice, especially when you don’t feel like it or when you are in a hard place. I encourage you to open your mouth and give thanks to God today. Thank Him for what you need, thank Him for what He has done and praise Him for who He is, the rewards that you will receive are immeasurable. I encourage you, as you pray the prayer below, make a list of some of those blessings and give Him praise. 
 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I thank you that you said you would help me in my time of need. I thank you today for the many blessings in my life. I thank you that no matter what happens in my life you will help me. I give thanks to you, for you are worthy to be praised! In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

  


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