As I looked through my journal, I read, “My daughter is sick. I don’t know why. Lord, you do! When you were here you healed people from morning to night. You are able to heal her. Are you willing?”
She’s better now. I almost forgot she had been sick.
My journal reminded me to pray, “Thank you, Lord, for healing our daughter! You are the Lord who heals (Exodus 15:26).”
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.
Jesus healed ten lepers who cried out for mercy. One said thank you.
Jesus told that man, “Your faith has healed you (Luke 17:18).”
Be like the one.
God gave me a gift that will last forever. I want to thank Him again and again and again.
The free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).