My prayer for you this Thanksgiving is that you delight yourself in the Lord and that you receive from Him the desires of your heart. If you are His child no matter what has happened this year you have been blessed. If you're reading this He has blessed you even if you are sick, or broke, or lonely, or depressed. He has blessed you because you're able to read this post.
God loves you and will never leave or forsake you no matter what's going on in your life. He has promised to be with you through the good times and the bad times and since the creator of the universe has made that promise then you are more than a conqueror.
I pray that you will have a peaceful and happy holiday with your family and friends. There is so much to be thankful for, and it’s a blessing to have a special day to remember all the graces and gifts we have been given.
Psalm 118:1-29 (NKJV) 1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
2 Let Israel now say, "His mercy endures forever."3 Let the house of Aaron now say, "His mercy endures forever."4 Let those who fear the LORD now say, "His mercy endures forever."5 I called on the LORD in distress; The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?7 The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.8 It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.9 It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes.10 All nations surrounded me, But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.11 They surrounded me, Yes, they surrounded me; But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.12 They surrounded me like bees; They were quenched like a fire of thorns; For in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.13 You pushed me violently, that I might fall, But the LORD helped me.14 The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.17 I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.18 The LORD has chastened me severely, But He has not given me over to death.19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, And I will praise the LORD.20 This is the gate of the LORD, Through which the righteous shall enter.21 I will praise You, For You have answered me, And have become my salvation.22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.23 This was the LORD'S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.24 This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.25 Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.27 God is the LORD, And He has given us light; Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.28 You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You.29 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
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Donald Jacobs is an ordained minister with the spiritual gift of teaching. He is the Associate Pastor of a non-denominational church in Los Angeles, CA.