The other night as I was praying I was asking the Lord to remind me of His goodness and show me how to live out life and this season of grief with gratitude. The Lord brought me to this passage in Psalms and revealed to me something too good not to share. I am praying its as much of a challenge and encouragement to you as it continues to be to me.
“It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name O Most High: To declare* Your lovingkindness* in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night.” Psalm 92:1-2
God prompted my heart to look up some of these definitions to fully understand this verse outlining ways to have a grateful heart in the midst of any circumstances.
Declare*-means to voice it, announce, state, reveal and profess. (Notice it does not say anything about how you feel or emotions but to profess it regardless.)
Lovingkindness*- tenderness and consideration.
Therefore a way to remind yourself is too:
- In the morning declare how the Lord has been tender and considerate towards you.
- At night recall and declare His great faithfulness to you.
This helps us align our hearts before our day begins and at night to remind ourselves, not matter how we feel how He has been faithful to us.
Join me in practicing this so we can start our day and finish our day with a heart of gratitude to our Savior who has been so good to us.