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Give Thanks, Part 2

Friends, as I sit here, I am giving thanks to the Almighty God for his goodness, his mercy, his grace and his love, but most of all, I am giving thanks that our Father God sent his Son, Jesus, as a sacrificial lamb to atone for our sins and bring wholeness to our bodies. God loves us so much “he gave his one and only Son so that we would not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) That alone should encourage the broken-hearted, the wounded and the sick.

The Word tells us that we are to think on things that are “true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy.” (Philippians 4:8) So, right now, begin to think on these things:

1 John 4:4: “. . . the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

Psalm 91:1 & 3: “Whoever rests in the shadow of the Most High God will be kept safe by the Mighty One.” . . . He will certainly save you from hidden traps and from deadly sickness.”

Romans 8:28: “. . .  we (can) know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:31: “. . . If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Philippians 4:19: “My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 27:1: “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom (or what) shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

We live in a fallen world and though we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against powers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12); we need not fear.  So, though trials may come, we can rest assured that God gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57) God will never leave us or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6) He is not through with us, my friends; we can rest in the knowledge that, “he who began a good work in (us) you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)  

Whatever you are going through, you can give thanks for the Lamb of God!  We can all be assured through our relationship with Jesus that greater things are on the horizon. You see, we serve a Mighty God; we serve an Awesome God!

Be encouraged and be blessed.

Published inCultivating a Devotional Life

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