Yes, It’s Possible To Give Thanks, Even, Now!
Thanksgiving is a word with scenes of a turkey taking centerstage on a
perfectly set table; favorite foods from dressing to pies; or
thanksgiving of praise for_________(you fill in the blank), of
But, this year our Thanksgiving appears fragile and
apprehensive due to our world’s unrest. And those who hold on to the
image of living in a state of ‘bed-of-roses’ through Satan’s false
glitter, shutters in fear, finding no hope or peace in the chaos.
Instead, to cancel the doom and gloom are God’s 8,810
promises which He continues to fulfill, with no mistakes, century
Even the Old Testament speaks of God''s unfailing promises:
“And every good thing which the Lord has spoken, not one of them has
failed,” (Joshua 21:45, NKJV).
And in all honesty, there are times, when even believers
experience, turmoil and challenges, to cry out, “Oh Lord, where are
You?” Paul, however, encourages with God’s perspective how He always,
not sometimes, but always fulfills his promises, even when not seen
clearly: “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the
weakness of God is stronger than men,” (1 Corinthians 1:25). And Paul
himself, in hardships and unrelenting trials, trusted everything on
the Crucified Christ and the accomplishment of the cross: Forgiveness
of sin, and life everlasting with God the Father. He never depended on
anyone or anything, but Christ.
Timothy too, encouraged us by sharing there is hardly a
chapter in the Bible without a promise. He states when we read and
heed God’s word we will continuously, not just one time, but
continuously equipped with inner calm to handle the ups and downs of
tomorrow. (2 Timothy 3:16).
Hallelujah, by faith for those in Christ, Thanksgiving Day is
more than holiday trimmings. It’s claiming every one of the 8, 810
promises of God with our name written on them. It’s our security
knowing the One, who from the beginning created the world, holds its
future in the palm of His hands. And one of those promises reassures
us in unknown times, “I will never leave you, but will come to you,”
(John 1:14-18). In heart and spirit, we are never alone.
As one little girl from Ukraine, adopted by a missionary
couple said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known
God!” (The Strength You Need, by Robert T. Morgan)
Living and trusting on His promises, ‘Yes, It’s Possible To
Give Thanks’, as Habakkuk says in 3:16, “ . . . because His ways are
everlasting,” Even, Now!’