“Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”
Psalm 107:31 KJV

Yesterday, we learnt that God being God is enough reason to thank him. Today, we’ll look further at other reasons why we should be grateful to God.

Dear believer, God is good all the time. Goodness is His nature and we should always thank Him for His good deeds to us. On a normal day, we thank anyone who does us a good deed. How much more our God?

You might be going through challenges and think “but God has not done anything for me lately” or something like “when He answers these prayer requests, I’ll surely thank Him.” Let’s look at why this is not a good mindset to have.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.” (Ephesians 1:3-4 ESV)

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ESV)

You may just have flipped through these verses because they are popular but take time to meditate on them because, in them, we see one of the greatest things God ever did. He provided a means for salvation before you knew you needed it. This is definitely something to shout about.

Yes, you may be expecting God to meet a particular need at the moment but thank him profusely for giving you his son.

There are surely times God has come through for you in dire situations, and that brings us to our next point: God has a track record of keeping His word.

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19 NKJV)

Beloved, you can trust God wholeheartedly. You can bank on his word because he will never fail. Thank him for that!

We can take a leaf from the book of the Israelites in the Bible. They documented all that God had done for them and continued to tell their children’s children. In fact, most of their traditions are a remembrance of specific miraculous events that God wrought for them.

David even encouraged himself, in the midst of turmoil, to not forget God’s benefits. (Psalm 103:1-2)

Count your blessings today. Take stock of them. Like the songwriter says, all God has done will surprise you.

DO THIS: Go through your past prayer requests and cross out any one that God has answered. Just as you document prayer requests, document testimonies too.

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 16, Galatians 6, Psalms 118, 2 Samuel 23-24.