1Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.
Most times, our eyes are on what is not working out, more than on what God has already done for us through Christ. This is why worship is almost impossible unless done with a thankful heart.
A thankful heart makes worship effortless and, to a great extent, more authentic and meaningful. It turns worship from a ritual into an act of love, from formality into expressions of praise and joy. You cannot be fully grateful unless you truly depend on God to provide and see you through those dark days.
David could thank God for everything because He trusted God in everything.
He invited the righteous and the upright and those who knew God personally to celebrate God’s Word and work. We can worship because God’s Word never fails. God never utters a promise that He cannot keep or does not mean to fulfil. He always fulfils His promise in due season. We can worship God for the great things and everything in between because God has the power to make all things work together for our good.
There are times when you may find it difficult to trust and thank God because of a devastating experience. While change is not going to take place overnight, and God seems absent and silent, be assured by the truth that God will never leave or forsake you.
You may be waiting, but God is working to reveal His glory in and through you.
God didn’t bring the children of Israel out of Egypt to drown them in the Rea Sea. Rather God gave them a way of salvation that only He alone could provide. In the same way, God didn’t just save us and then forsake us. Rather, God saved us so He could transform us into the likeness of Christ and sharing in His glory. In this sense, God will never quit or give up on us, but He will see us through every trial until we finally reach heaven’s gate.
Choose to focus on God’s amazing goodness and give thanks to Him for today’s blessings.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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