As I write this I’m in some kind of shape. My body is exhausted from being sick, nauseous, running fever and coughing all week. Add on top of this a tooth that has been throbbing around the clock for two days straight. Then, throw into all of that back and nerve pain that continue to be a normal part of my life. My wife just looked at me earlier and said, “I don’t know what I’m going to do with you?” It was just minutes later God prompted within my heart the need to write Him a thank you letter.
Even as I write this I’m listening to a popular worship song that says what I mainly need to express. “You’re a good, good Father. It’s who You are. It’s who You are. It’s who You are. And I’m loved by you. It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am.” You see, no matter what is happening or ever does happen God’s goodness will never change. God’s amazing love, grace, and faithfulness are constant even in the midst of ever changing circumstances. God certainly deserves a thank you.
God, I thank you that because of Jesus I won’t get what my sins truly deserve. I am forgiven. I am changed from the inside/out. I am destined for Heaven because Jesus paid all my sin debt on that cross. God, I thank you for the strength you give when my strength is gone. God, I thank you for all the things you do for me, through me, around me, and despite me. God, I thank you for family and friends who walk beside me in life. God, I thank you for the breath of life and a purpose for waking up each day. God, I thank you for the trials you’ve brought into my life that are developing my faith, strengthening my resolve, and accomplishing your greater will. God, I thank you for a place to call home. God, I thank you for food on the table and for taking care of all those who gather around that table.
God, I could go on and on with this letter of thanksgiving. Please forgive me when I fail to give you the thanks you so deserve. Please forgive me when I stay so focused on my few hardships that I fail to see your many blessings. I praise you God for all You have done, are doing, and will do. You are a good, good Father that takes such great care of us day by day. I thank you God from who all blessings flow!
“I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.” (Psalm 9:1)
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17