"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night..." - Psalm 92:1-3
Sundays are set aside just to do this very thing: to give thanks to the Lord and to sing His praises.
Some Sundays we don’t feel much like singing. Today, for example, someone we love very much is the hospital, and we just got word he’s been moved to ICU.
Other Sundays there may be other reasons we don’t feel like singing. But it’s always a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Him. The very times we feel the least like it are the times we need most to do it.
Besides the fact that God is worthy of our praise at any time, we find that giving thanks to God refocuses our perspective. It reminds us Who us in charge and from where our help, our provision, and our strength come.
I love the ring of the old King James Bible in this verse: “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, Oh most High!”
Lord, we give You thanks today for all Your promises, and for Your faithfulness in keeping them. Life and health, restoration and healing, joy and peace, and over and above it all an eternal Home in heaven come from You. Blessed be Your name, Oh most High! Amen.
Pastor Dan Giles