Yesterday I was reading Psalm 13 and the first and last verses really stuck out to me and I just thought I would share.
Verse 1 - How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
If we're completely honest with ourselves, we definitely go through times in our life where it feels like the Lord has forgotten us. Sometimes the trials and tribulations in life seem unbearable and that there's nothing to be thankful for at the present time in our life.
Verse 6 - I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
No matter what the situation, no matter how we feel...the Lord has dealt bountifully with us. There are SO many things to be thankful for. Things that the Lord has blessed us with that we take for granted and don't even think to be thankful for them. Yes, we may be going through a 'rough patch' in life (so it seems) but the Lord is good and 'hath dealt bountifully with me.' Let's take our eyes off of our problems and focus on the many blessings the Lord has given us! How about even being thankful for that trial in your life?? Start praising Him for everything you can think of and you'll soon realize just how good things really are!
I heard this song tonight and thought it fit perfectly!