Yesterday I was made keenly aware of how easily I forget to give thanks. While helping our son and his wife prepare to move, I sent a picture of my adorable granddaughter to a family thread that includes my sisters, brother and mom. My only job was to keep the baby happy and occupied. Best job ever!!
Soon after sending the message, I received a text back from one of my sisters. She referenced a previous conversation in which I asked prayer for my son and his wife in the sale of their home. I realized I hadn’t bothered to let her know that the situation turned out favorably and all was well. In other words, I didn’t give thanks to the Lord for intervening on their behalf.
It’s so easy to be overwhelmed when life gets difficult and just as easy to forget to say thank you when situations are righted or work out in a positive way. It caused me to pause. Check this out in Psalm 107!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.Psalm 107:1-2
Gratitude is the natural antidote for depression so speak up! What have you prayed about? How is God already answering that prayer? Have you shared it with anyone? Give thanks for his faithful love endures forever!