Father, I Thank You.
I think everyone would agree that we’re collectively enduring a hard season. This year hasn’t turned out the way anyone thought it would. We’ve had to cancel plans, rearrange schedules, and create new routines in the wake of COVID-19. We’ve all lost something to a degree, and part of this year has involved grieving what could have been.
In any season of loss or suffering, it’s challenging to find the good. And it can be even harder to find gratitude. But I discovered something during this time of uncertainty. There is so much to be thankful for. And the same is true for you and your situation. No matter the circumstance, there is always cause for gratitude.
When we give thanks, even amid things we don’t understand or circumstances we wouldn’t choose, we are declaring God’s goodness over our lives.
Giving thanks might look like murmuring a simple prayer under your breath, or it might look like making a list of all the things you’re grateful for in this season. Friends, once you make a list of all the things you’re grateful for, it will change your perspective. It’s certainly changed mine!
Our song, “Father, I Thank You,” is simply a declaration of God’s goodness in this season and the one to come: “Father, I thank you / For this glorious rescue / This moment of breakthrough / Father, I thank You.”
As children of God, we have an endless list of reasons to be thankful, because even during hardship and seasons of waiting, God’s promises are true.
Colossians 3:15 (NIV) reminds us, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
In this season, let’s allow the peace of Christ to reign in our hearts. When we do, I believe our gratitude will overflow.
Thanks to Jeremy and Adrienne Camp for this beautiful song.