by Carolyn Hope
The Lord is my strength and my shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. (Psalm 28:7)
The author, David, of this Psalm knew God as his Helper very well. Time and time again, God came through for David, answering his prayers and giving him victory. David’s response was to praise him and sing songs of thanksgiving.
There’s nothing like that moment when God moves, and in an instant, everything is changed. The miracle you’ve been believing for becomes a reality or that breakthrough you’ve been praying for finally arrives. It’s in these moments that an unshakable joy rises in your heart, and you can’t help but give thanks to your God, who made a way for you when there was no way.
I want to encourage you to be thankful and rejoice in every victory Jesus brings, whether big or small. He is worthy of all praise. There are times when it’s easy to give thanks, and there are other times where you have to search harder within your heart to find what you’re grateful for. Even if you are still waiting for God’s help to show up in your situation, remember the other battles He has won for you. As you reflect on your life, you’ll see instance after instance where your King did something. Let these memories prompt you to sing “songs of thanksgiving.”Like what you've read? Receive free email updates from The Voice Online: Subscribe