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Give Thanks For He Is Good

October 8, 2017

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Give Thanks For He Is Good

There isn’t anyone  in all of time  who hasn’t sinned daily  in some way  or another.

But,  even with all our failures  —  big time failures  —  we can depend  on God’s faithfulness  in lovingly setting us back   on the right track.     All we need  to do  is turn  to our LORD  and give Him thanks,  because He is good.

No matter what trial we face,  God is eternally good,  and He will  help us out.

Throughout the whole Bible  we can read accounts  of God’s people,  who stumbled into sin,  and then,  turned back  to the LORD.     Every single time,  God’s faithfulness  and love  helped them out.     We,  too,  can depend  on God’s faithfulness  and love  to help us out  in our needs.

Psalm 107  beautifully pictures  all sorts  of people  in trouble  because of their sins.     Every one of us  can apply all  of these Psalm 107  scenarios  to our lives,  and take comfort  in the LORD’s faithfulness.

Oh give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.
Let the redeemed  of the LORD  say so,
Whom He has redeemed  from the hand  of the adversary,
And gathered  from the lands,
From the east  and from the west,
From the north  and from the south.

They wandered  in the wilderness  in a desert region;
They did not find a way  to an inhabited city,
They were hungry  and thirsty;
Their soul fainted  within them.
Then  they cried out  to the LORD  in their trouble;
He delivered them out  of their distresses.
He led them also  by a straight way,
To go  to an inhabited city.
Let them give thanks  to the LORD  for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders  to the sons  of men!
For He has satisfied  the thirsty soul,
And the hungry soul  He has filled  with what is good.

There were those who dwelt  in darkness  and in the shadow  of death,
Prisoners in misery  and chains,
Because they had rebelled  against the words  of God,
And spurned the counsel  of the Most High.
Therefore He humbled  their heart  with labor;
They stumbled  and there was none  to help.
Then  they cried out  to the LORD  in their trouble;
He saved them out  of their distresses.
He brought them out  of darkness  and the shadow  of death,
And broke their bands apart.
Let them give thanks  to the LORD  for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders  to the sons  of men!
For He has shattered gates  of bronze,
And cut bars  of iron asunder.

Fools,  because of their rebellious way,
And because  of their iniquities,  were afflicted.
Their soul abhorred all kinds  of food;
And they drew near  to the gates  of death.
Then  they cried out  to the LORD  in their trouble;
He saved them out  of their distresses.
He sent His word  and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
Let them give thanks  to the LORD  for His lovingkindness
And for His wonders  to the sons  of men!
Let them also offer sacrifices  of thanksgiving,
And tell  of His works  with joyful singing.

Those who go down  to the sea  in ships,
Who do business  on great waters;
They have seen the works  of the LORD,
And His wonders  in the deep.
For He spoke  and raised up a stormy wind,
Which lifted up the waves  of the sea.
They rose up  to the heavens,  they went down  to the depths;
Their soul melted away  in their misery.
They reeled  and staggered  like a drunken man,
And were  at their wits’ end.
Then  they cried  to the LORD  in their trouble,
And He brought them out  of their distresses.
He caused the storm  to be still,
So that the waves  of the sea  were hushed.
Then they were glad  because they were quiet;
So He guided them  to their desired haven.
Let them give thanks  to the LORD  for His lovingkindness,
And for  His wonders  to the sons  of men!
Let them extol Him also  in the congregation  of the people,
And praise Him  at the seat  of the elders.

He changes rivers  into a wilderness,
And springs of water  into a thirsty ground;
A fruitful land  into a salt waste,
Because of the wickedness  of those  who dwell in it.
He changes a wilderness  into a pool of water,
And a dry land  into springs  of water;
And there He makes the hungry  to dwell,
So that they may establish  an inhabited city,
And sow fields,  and plant vineyards,
And gather  a fruitful harvest.
Also He blesses them  and they multiply greatly;
And He does not let their cattle decrease.
When they are diminished  and bowed down
Through oppression,  misery,  and sorrow,
He pours contempt  upon princes,
And makes them wander  in a pathless waste.
But He sets the needy securely  on high  away from affliction,
And makes his families  like a flock.
The upright see it,  and are glad;
But all unrighteousness  shuts its mouth.

Who is wise?      Let him give heed  to these things;
And consider the lovingkindnesses  of the LORD.

As we face today’s problems,  let us turn  to our LORD,  cry out,  and give thanks  to our faithful Savior  in every circumstance.     Then we can say,  “Hallelujah!     The LORD’s lovingkindness  to us  is everlasting.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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