Psalm 136:1-4
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures for ever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures for ever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures for ever.
Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures for ever.

Talking to a close friend the other day, we discussed how hard we seem to find it, to live each day with a deep trust in God’s loving kindness towards us. We so quickly forget all the ways in which He answers our prayers, sustains our life and breath, provides for our needs, ordains the patterns of this living planet. Yet if we take care to remember each event, we can see that He is always present with us, and then our hearts can move naturally from anxiety to worship, and deeper trust.

As an exercise today, why not follow the psalmist’s pattern of worship in Psalm 136? You can substitute the events from Israel’s history with those from your own life or even from the wider community, recalling each occasion when the Lord has shown you that He is good, and His love ensures forever. As my friend and I tried this exercise, she remarked, “The more I write, the more I remember of God’s kindness to me. I just keep filling page after page, His acts in my life are neverending!”

Give thanks to the God of heaven – His faithful love endures for ever!

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