The season of Thanksgiving is upon us. It sounds easy to
be thankful, but if we’re going through a difficult time
we may not feel particularly grateful. Yet, even in periods
of hardship and uncertainty, we can thank our Creator for His
abundant promises and unfailing goodness.
When we do express our gratitude, a wonderful change takes
place within us. The writer of Psalm 92 knew this secret! He
wrote: “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to
sing praises to Your name, O Most High.”
Henry W. Frost, veteran missionary to China, discovered this
for himself. He said, “I had received sad news from home,
and deep shadows had covered my soul. I prayed, but the darkness
did not vanish. . . . Then I went to an inland station and saw
on the wall of the mission home these words: Try Thanksgiving.
I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone, not to return.
Yes, the psalmist was right. ‘It is good to give thanks
to the Lord.’”
If you are carrying an extra burden these days, try pausing
and thanking the Lord for all the blessings that you do
knows, you might begin to experience for yourself the secret