Did you know God loves a thankful heart? During COVID you might find it hard to be thankful, especially if you have experienced loss of work, home, business or loved ones. Yet it is not impossible to be grateful.
All of creation speaks of God’s glory. The changing of the seasons, the flowers and trees, the birds and animals. When I am tempted to be depressed, I find great benefit in getting outside in the light. Whether the sun is shining or it’s raining, I feel closer to God. “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:26-27)
THINK ABOUT IT
Even though Thanksgiving is tough for many people this year, this is my wish for you: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). God can work through a grateful heart. However, it’s nearly impossible for Him to work through worry or resentment. Open your heart to Him and be thankful for His amazing love for you.
PRAY ABOUT IT
O Lord, many have broken hearts and wounded souls. I pray that they find hope in you, that they cast their anxiety on you, knowing you care about them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.