Psalm 103: 1-5, 20-22
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!” (Psalm 103:1).
avid was the youngest of the Jesse family and it was his lot to take care of the family flock. This meant long lonely hours moving the flock in search of pasture. It also meant being exposed to inclement weather and wild animals hoping to prey on the flock and whoever stood in their way. As if that was not enough, he was inadvertently left out and forgotten when the seer Samuel came visiting on the very important mission of anointing one of the sons of Jesse as king. After being chosen as king elect, he was not enthroned for 17 years, during most of which time he was running for his life. So much happened in his life, yet David penned Psalm 103 in gratitude to God. He still believed that he had a lot to thank God for and encouraged others to count their blessings too!
What is your story? Everyone has one. Some uneventful, others full of drama like Joseph’s, David’s and Moses’. Our being children of God does not exempt us from experiencing the ups and downs of this life. The onus is, however, on us to always show gratitude on every page of our life’s story.
Whatever the story of your life, you have reasons to be grateful to God. Think about the benefits, healings, deliverances, narrow escapes, provisions, and mercies you have enjoyed. You certainly have reasons to thank God for your life. When you count your blessings, you will discover that the things God has done far exceed the things you think He is yet to do.
1. Lord, help me to always be grateful.
2. Lord, give me victory over every battle of life.