How often do complaints slip out of our hearts and mouths, without stopping to consider that God hears us...and that ultimately, we are complaining against the One Who allowed our circumstance?
Contrast this though with Psalm 69:30-31:
"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs."
How can we glorify God in our lives? By praising Him -- not just about the good things, but about everything.
"The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place. Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day." Deuteronomy 1:30-34
Fear and doubt are synonyms of distrust and unbelief. How much more faithful do we want God to be, so that He can have our full trust? He created all things...yet we struggle to trust in so many small things!
If we struggle giving thanks to God, maybe we just need to be reminded of Who He is and the great power He holds.
What have you learned from God's Word this week?