“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
but the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.” (Psalm 138)
It is good to remember to give thanks. This psalm is a great reminder of that. David wrote this psalm and speaks not only to God’s love but also His faithfulness. God is a also a preserver and a deliverer. David cites many reasons to give thanks to the Lord.
We serve and follow the same God. The Lord loves us and wants to preserve us. He wants to deliver us and fulfill His purpose in us. We have a lot to be thankful for in this regard. So this week, let us give thanks with all our heart. Let us trust that God will deliver us and preserve us through the midst of troubles that we face. And let us share with others the love that God has given to us.