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 something special.
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 after 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!’