I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalms 69:30 NKJV
Unfortunately, turmoil is part of life. There are those who believe that problems only overwhelm those who are simple and powerless. Nothing is further from the truth. Problems invade the lives of the rich as well as the poor. Sometimes, the pressure on the affluent is so great that many times they harm themselves. You see, more money, more intense problems.
The characters in the Bible faced a lot of the issues people face today. David wrote this Psalm during a period of crisis in his life. He spoke in great detail about the problem he faced. I’m quite sure that there were those who would listen to the details of his complaints. Yet, David chose to take his issues to God in prayer. It’s easy to identify with David because his life went from one crisis to another. But there was one constant during his life; he took his issues to God in prayer. In Psalm l21:1-2 NLT, he said, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”
He knew that God would hear his prayer and deliver him. He had a testimony that God provides help to those in distress. He knew that his God was faithful. In verse 29 he said, “I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.” He had confidence in God and was waiting for Him to act. David said that he would praise and honor God by giving thanks. Giving thanks should happen every day and in every season of your life. The Apostle Paul expressed it this way in Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” It’s great to give thanks on Thanksgiving Thursday but so much better to give thanks and praise to God every day of your life.
Thought for Today: Friend, God deserves your thanks and your praise.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.