Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
I encourage you all right now to stop what you are doing and to take the time out to thank God, not only for what He has done but just for WHO He is. Take this time out to praise and worship His mighty name. Take a second to think about where He has brought you from and the things He has brought you through. We focus so much on what we don’t have and what we want, that we forget to just stop and look at what we do have, and to thank God for it. I’m saying all of this because I just took the time out to do this myself. I’ve been battling with the spirit of fear lately. So I have been praying all day for God to give me strength and to help me trust Him. But just now I decided to just stop and thank God. I took some time just to reflect on what God has already done for me and to reflect on how great He is and it took me to an amazing place mentally and spiritually. Understand that God already knows what we have need of before we even ask Him(Matthew 6:8). Just be patient and rest in Him. God hears all of your prayers and He knows exactly what you are going through, and He is right there with you in it. So rather than constantly praying and asking for this and that, take this time right now to thank God. Take this time to praise and worship Him and to let Him know that you love Him and that you are so grateful for what He has done for you and what He is going to do for you. Just thank Him for being the great God that He is. I don’t care what you’re going through right now. I don’t care what the situation or the circumstance is, we ALL have more than enough reasons to thank God for what He has done. Don’t focus on the negative or what is taking place around you, use this time to just seek God out and to reflect on what He has already done and thank Him for it.