Day 28

Psalms Can Help Us Be Thankful

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” – Psalm 43:5
The Psalms are a good place to camp out if your desire to be more grateful — though not because they’re filled with nothing but happy, upbeat sentiments.

The Psalms vibrate with every emotion known to man. They speak of back-breaking pressures, deep valleys of depression, and times when life barely seems worth living. And yet the Psalms reveal that the only ultimate answer to trouble, grief, pain and loss is a return to God in worship and gratitude.

Even in the darkest night, you can still experience God’s peace and rest, knowing that the joy of the morning is ahead. Do not to let your level of joy be determined by the presence or absence of storms, but by the presence of God. Choose to be joyful in Him today.
Pray: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your ever-present help and fellowship, especially in the dark times. Help me to always hope in You and to praise You for being my salvation. When darkness falls, help me to be joyful in You and Your love.

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