During a sermon one Sunday morning, the Pastor challenged his parishioners to compile a list of items they were thankful for during the past year. He even gave them time during the service to compile their list so they would reflect on the many blessings God had bestowed upon them.
Whether as a young boy taking care of his father's sheep, hiding in caves from his enemies, or reigning on the throne as King of Israel, David never forgot all of the good things God did for him. And many of the items he expressed thankfulness for are recorded in the book of Psalms.
For example, in Psalm 103, David wrote he was thankful for:
- Forgiveness of his sins
- Healing from diseases
- Deliverance from death
- God's love and mercy
- Being surrounded with good things
- Renewed strength
- Grace and mercy
- God's unlimited patience
- God's unfailing love
Has 2022 been a difficult year for you? When you feel as though you have nothing to thank God for because of how hard your life journey has been, take a look at David's list.
Sharing the Word,
Prayer: Father, thank you for all of the blessings you have bestowed upon me this year. I promise to never forget. Amen.