As human beings, we are vulnerable to complain about life, family, work, studies, friends, and the people around us. There are lots of things to complain about if we choose to. But King David, the greatest king of Israel, gives us plenty for which to thank God. He encourages us to thank the Lord and never forget the good things he does for us. As per David, the following are some of the things we have to think about, and thank God especially as we end this very challenging year of 2020 due to Covid-19.
First, God heals our diseases. Though not all diseases are being cured for a better purpose. Just liked Apostle Paul, he begged the Lord to take away his physical malady but God answered him, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weaknesses”. God heals our diseases could also mean he restores moral and spiritual life when he forgives liked what he did to David when the king committed adultery and murder. Second, God forgives all our sins. Third, God redeems us from death. Fourth, God fills our life with good things.
Furthermore, we have to thank God for his intervention and provision. He makes a way when there seems to be no way; He provides our needs generously so we will always have everything we need and plenty to share with others. The Scripture also encourages us to be thankful “when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation”.
Due to various needs, problems, and wearies in life; God’s abundant blessings are not being thought of enough by many of us. And pressures and problems look prevailing in one's life. Consequently, a line in the hymn reminds us:
Count your blessings name them one by one.
Count your blessings, see what God has done.
Count your blessing, name them one by one.
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
A few days from now, we are to cross over into a new year. Because “the Lord our God has taken care of us the whole time”. Accordingly, let us think of God and thank him for salvation, provision, protection, intervention, and even tribulation. Indeed, in life, there is so much to be thankful for than complaints to consider; Count your blessings name them one by one. (LCM, CRFV)
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