Count your blessings one by one. Do it often. Think about it. If you were to go to a professional therapist, they would have you go back and recount all the negative things in this sin-cursed world that people have done to you, or recount all the circumstances beyond your control that have happened to you. Who wouldn't feel worse after that? Who wouldn't feel that they need their therapist even more after that, and be willing to pay him or her on a regular basis? (not saying I know all their motives or that all these professionals can not help people).
Our unchanging God has already given and He has been faithful. In fact He gave us His best, His Son Jesus Christ. And we do have a lot to be thankful for, but guess what.. experientially ..the best is yet to come. Heaven! Yup, for every believer! Not that far away. So express sincere thanks and give praise to Him for every blessing that has been granted, or that has happened in your life.
If you could just look a bit closer.. you'd indeed see a fine strand if ya will in each and every blessing or good experience you've enjoyed.. a sort of string that winds around and leads directly back to the Lord Himself ..our caring Creator.
Sure! It's cuz of His great mercy and free amazing grace! It's cuz He really loves you and hasn't for even one second forgotten you. Yup, so there ya have it, the truth and reason to thank Him. And He has so much more for us, His Church! So let's rejoice! Let's enjoy fellowship, meaningful companionship, worshipful relationship with Him today ..and then go share with others the Good News of Christ's Cross and His empty tomb! facebook.com/shareJesus