Petal Barclay-Smith Ministries


Giving Thanks


By PBS Ministries


The song writer tells us we are to count our many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise us of what the Lord has done.  Not only must we count our blessings, but we must give God thanks for everything He has done for us. In the good times, we must give thanks, and in the bad times, we must do just the same. God wants us to develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to us. For every forward step we make in Christ, it  is a step closer towards achieving our victory and we must be grateful.


thanking GodIf you believe that nothing good was done for you over the years in order for you to give thanks, just begin to thank God for who He is.  For He is good and His mercy endures forever. He woke you up this morning, you have eyes that can see, ears that can hear, you can smell the fresh air, you are alive! So let everything that has breadth praise the Lord. God inhabits the praises of His people. When the praise goes up, the blessings come down.

We read in Psalm 92: 1- 5: “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.  For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.  O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Even to the point when you may feel discouraged and think all is lost, the text says you must still give thanks and sing praises unto God in the morning and at night.  God has done too much for me. It will be remiss of me not to show my gratitude.  Eventhough I still have unanswered prayers, God said to me, “You must lift up your hands and praise the Lord.” God knows our beginning from the end. He knows the process He is taking us through, He sees our victory, even before we know that there will be a struggle. He lets us know the battle is not ours, it is His, all we have to do is praise His name forever.

We are to be thankful that God loves us so much that He gave His only begotten  Son, so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Isn’t God good? That alone is enough to give thanks for. Everything God created is good, so we must always have a thankful heart. 

In the good times, let us praise His name and in the bad times, let us do just the same. For God is good and His mercy endures forever. Amen

I would like to bless your heart with this song, “Thank you Lord for your blessings on me.”


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