Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thankful in the darkness

“I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.” (Psalm 57:9–10, ESV)

What do you have to be thankful for?

It’s an obvious question for some, a daunting one for others.

For some, the blessings are abundant. They thank God for family and finance, for love and laughter.

For others, the blessings aren't so obvious. Some have lost loved ones and some have lost jobs. Some know more sorrow than love and more tears than laughter.

What songs of thanksgiving can the sorrowful sing?

Even in the darkperhaps especially in the darkthey can sing David’s song. They too know a God who is faithful, they too know the One of steadfast love.

Life stripped of smiling circumstance reveals life that circumstance cannot strip away. Life in Him and life for Him and life with Him are blessings no circumstance can steal.

Whatever else you have, rejoice in your faithful God.

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