We are reminded in Scripture, to “Give thanks with a grateful heart.” We are also told to praise in God in all circumstances. It is not always easy to praise with all our heart, when we are dealing with hard times at work, illness in our family, death of a loved one, or any number of other things that can pull the joy out of our hearts.
In Nehemiah, as they read the Scripture the people wept at the words. However, the leaders told the people not to weep, but to celebrate the joy of who God is. “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” We must too give thanks, and realize in praising God we will be strengthened and renewed in our own heart.
Have a great Thanksgiving and praise God for His goodness.
— Keep on your journey with Jesus this week.