Today marks the beginning of a new session of memorizing here at T2 Women. We hope if you’re reading this that you will join us as we hide God’s Word in our hearts. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the blogosphere is filled with posts of thanksgiving this month. We’re joining in here on M & M Monday for the next few weeks. We’ve already been giving thanks on facebook and hope you’ll follow us there!
What are you giving thanks for this thanksgiving season? We have much to give thanks for, don’t we? But would you agree that sometimes it’s difficult to give thanks in certain seasons of our lives? I think we’ve all been there. We know what God commands in His Word. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” ( I Thessalonians 5:16-18). But we struggle to give thanks in all things. I read this from The Quiet Place by Nancy Leigh Demoss’ earlier this month and it sure spoke to my heart so I thought I’d share it with those of you who may find yourself struggling to give thanks today. “It may feel a bit insincere to give thanks under certain circumstances, perhaps even manipulative. But we counsel and train our hearts by such steps of obedience. Offer the sacrifice of thanks, and let God’s truth lift and sustain your spirit.”
This week let’s focus on these words of Jeremiah recorded in Lamentations. These are truths that will lift and sustain our spirit. These are truths that lead to our hearts giving thanks to the Lord! “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.” (Lamentations 3:21-24).
Thank the Lord this week for His steadfast love, for His mercy, for His faithfulness. Thank Him for being your portion and for the hope that is in Him. Be blessed this week!
Last week, I promised to share two memorizing options when our verses are lengthier! Option 1: Lamentations 3: 22-23 Option 2: Lamentations 3:21-24