Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. – (Psalm 118:1, HCSB)
Praise the Lord because He is good! His faithful love will last forever! – (Psalm 118:1, ERV)
Thank God because He’s good, because His love never quits. – (Psalm 118:1, MSG)
Give thanks to the Eternal because He is always good. He never ceases to be loving and kind. – (Psalm 118:1, VOICE)
Each day that we wake up and draw breath, we have reason to thank God for His goodness. His faithful love has carried us through the night, and His presence remains as we rise. The Lord’s loving kindness grants us a brand new day, and His faithfulness causes the sun to rise again and again. Everywhere we look, there is evidence of the Lord’s goodness and love. Right now, I am flanked by our sweet pups, one on either side of me as I am writing. There is evidence of God’s goodness everywhere, and He is faithful to show us again and again how much He loves us as we intentionally seek Him. May we ever look to the Lord as we begin each new day, and give Him thanks and praise for who He is and how He loves.
Give thanks to the Lord,
For He’s always good;
His love knows no end,
He’s hope understood.
Wherever we look,
We can’t help but see;
God’s loving kindness,
For you and for me.
Each new day we wake,
His presence so near;
His love evident,
As hope is made clear.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are always good and loving and kind. Thank You that evidence of Your nearness is everywhere. Thank You that You make Your heart known to us. Forgive us for not recognizing Your goodness and grace that grants us each new day. Teach us to praise You with each new breath, for You alone are worthy of all thanks and praise. Show us how to love those around us in ways that make Your heart and hope evident. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for Your goodness and Your faithful love forever. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
I will sing the Lord’s praise, for He has been good to me. – Psalm 13:6