By Pastor Robert Jewett
“I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.” Psalm 86:12
David proclaimed “I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.” (Psalm 7:17) David endured many difficult situations that weighed heavy on his emotions. In spite of his feelings, and his circumstances, he brought thanksgiving to the Lord. You see, whether or not David understood God’s purpose for his circumstances, he knew that God was righteous and good. He would remind himself of God’s wonderful deeds and give him thanks with his whole heart. (Psalm 9:1)
It is God’s will for his children to give him thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thess. 5:16-18) It does not matter if you do not understand why certain trials are in your life. You can still thank God because he has promised to work all things together in your life to make you more like Jesus. (Romans 8:28-29) He has also promised that he will not allow anything in your life beyond which you are able to bear and He will give you the resources to endure the trial. (1 Corinthians 10:13) Therefore, you can thank him at all times…regardless of your circumstances. If times are good…thank him! If times are difficult…thank him! Praise him in the calm and in the storm for he is good! In doing so, you will glorify his name!
Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.