Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.
- Psalm 100:4-5
Having a thankful heart towards the Lord is vital in our relationship with Him. In general, those who are thankful are also happier people! Thankfulness helps us see things in a positive light and highlights blessings we may have otherwise missed.
When things like depression, sorrow and fear try to rear their ugly heads, disciplining ourselves to be thankful even amidst those feelings brings forth maturity and spiritual perseverance.
While the enemy tries to blind us to the blessings God has given us, choosing to have a thankful heart overflowing with gratitude regardless of how we feel in our human emotions will cause the devils plans to be thwarted!
Whenever you’re feeling down choose thanksgiving and praise to God instead.
The truth is, we always have an abundance to be thankful for, because God’s goodness and promises never change. His love endures forever!
Today, no matter how you’re feeling, take time to press into His presence and gates with thanksgiving and praise!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your abundant goodness and love that endures forever! You deserve my praise every day, no matter the circumstances. Help me to have a grateful heart day and night and never forget your promises to me.