December 17 – Today’s thought – Benefits

dec17,13 naps 002Buster says ‘Naps’ are on his list of thankfuls.

Good Morning

Psalm 103:1-5
BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord,
O my soul;
and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!
Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not [one of] all His benefits–
Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities,
Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption,
Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you
with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
Who satisfies your mouth
[your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation]
with good so that your youth, renewed,
is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!
The Amplified Bible

In Psalm 103, the psalmist urges us to praise God
for all the things He does for us.
And the list is long:

  • He forgives our sins and heals our sicknesses (v.3)
  • He saves us from the messes we get into (v.4)
  • He gives us good gifts (v5)
  • He has compassion on us as His children (v15)

One possible cause of feelings of anxiety and lack in our lives is
that we trust in something–ourselves, money, another person–
more than we trust in God.
In times like these,
we need to let the truth sink into our hearts:
God is more than enough.
He lovingly meets our every need.
Step one to living joyfully and thankfully
in His grace is acknowledging His goodness.

from A Daybook of Grace

List His benefits . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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