Have you been treated unjustly? Pray. God sees, knows, and cares. He will respond.
This story gives God’s perspective: If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, return it to him by sunset, because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate (Exodus 22:26-27 bold mine).”
Ten cried out for mercy. All ten were healed. One went back to thank Jesus. Nine did not.*
Be like the one.
*Read the whole story in Luke 17:12-19.
Go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him (Hebrews 10:22).
For God can be trusted (Hebrews 10:23).
Some wandered, hungry and thirsty. Others were in prison. Some suffered affliction, near death. Others were in a storm, filled with fear (read their stories in Psalm 107).
All of them cried to the Lord in their trouble. All of them were delivered from their distress. How should they respond? Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of men (Psalm 107:8,15,21,31).
Whatever trouble you face, cry out to the Lord. And when he delivers you, say thank you. Happy Thanksgiving.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever (Psalm 107:1).
Saying thank you is a way to give back to God. It’s noticing who God is and what he does.
I cannot take away your grief. Life is hard and sometimes full of sorrow.
But I can encourage you to pray to the God of all comfort. He is familiar with suffering and acquainted with grief (2 Corinthians 1:3; Isaiah 53:3).
You have wearied the Lord with your words.
“How have we wearied him?” you ask.
You have wearied him by saying that
all who do evil are good in the Lord’s sight,
and he is pleased with them.
You have wearied him by asking,
“Where is the God of justice?”
This is what the Lord says — “You refuse to ask for my help. . . . Instead, you have burdened me with your sins . . . I alone will blot out your sins for my own sake. Let us review the situation together and you can present your case ( from Isaiah 43: 1-26 NLT).”
You don’t need to bear the burden of your sin. Jesus died and rose to set you free.
Thank God for all he has done. . . . Then you will experience God’s peace (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT).
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body (Proverbs 14:30 NLT).
Thankfulness brings peace which leads to health.
They heard Jesus and were amazed by His wisdom and power. But they did not believe (from Mark 6:2-6).
Being amazed is never enough. Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? By believing in him you will have life by the power of his name (John 20:31).