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Why Should I Give Thanks When I Don’t Feel Blessed?

Thursday, November 24, 2016 15:51
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Why Should I Give Thanks When I Don’t Feel Blessed?

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How has God been good to you today? This year? Ever?

Perhaps you recall specific blessings. Maybe no particular evidences of goodness come immediately to mind. Or perhaps you feel distracted by the cares of this life.

Today’s passage from Psalm 103 answers the questions:

Why should I praise God? Has He given me any reason to do so?

David repeatedly calls on and reminds himself to praise God. How often we have to encourage ourselves to praise God from the deepest place in our heart and soul, not out of mere ritual! Today we look at two important places to turn as sources of praise.

Thanksgiving isn’t “What are you thankful for?” but “Who are you thankful to?” Actually, thanksgiving is worship. And, if there is a deficiency in our praise and thanksgiving to God, the problem doesn’t lie in Him, but in us.

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Psalm 103 is 22 verses, and while we won’t re-post the entire passage, the first five verses read:

1. Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and all that is within me,

bless his holy name!

Source: http://www.offthegridnews.com/religion/why-should-i-give-thanks-when-i-dont-feel-blessed/

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