Week 47 Remember to be Thankful
PSALM 100:1-5 AMP
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
Serve the LORD with gladness and delight;
Come before His presence with Joyful Singing.
Know and fully recognize with gratitude that the LORD Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His].
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with a song of Thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Be Thankful to Him, bless and praise His Name.
For the LORD is good;
His mercy and lovingkindness are everlasting,
His faithfulness [endures] to all generations.j
2016 was hard. March came in like a lion but 2016 will go out with the Lamb.
I can truthfully say I am thankful. Many times I lay crumpled on the floor, a gale of words, sweeping torrent of tears. My voice lost in the overwhelming flood of tormenting tragedy, weariness, and if it were possible almost hopelessness.
If. It. Were. Possible… in clinging to the rock, my hope in the Lord, the storm could not weaken me, but instead strengthened. Crying out for aid, answers came, as the precious Words were delivered. Some aid swiftly granted, some delayed, some even denied.
As day wears into day in my weariness, He prepares a table of daily bread. He reveals His never-setting kingdom light, though mist and darkness be before me. Only in these battles could I have learned of my strength to wield His weapons, to laugh at the darkness, to shine His indwelling light, leading others into battle and victory.
All my hopeful expectations have not come to pass, but expectancy in my God brings me peace and gratitude for God is infinitely good, infinitely complete and I now understand that I am His beloved daughter in whom He is well pleased.