Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever. – (1 Chronicles 16:34, NIV)
Give thanks to the Lord because He is good. His faithful love will last forever. – (1 Chronicles 16:34, ERV)
Give thanks to God – He is good and His love never quits. – (1 Chronicles 16:34, MSG)
The love of God continues forever, and is not dependent on us. God loves us because we are His created, not because we have “done enough” or “been enough” to satisfy some sort of check list. For me, that is a tremendous reason to give thanks. As a wife, mom, teacher, friend, daughter, sister and more, I wear many hats and fill many roles. That being said, I often feel stretched and spread thin, leaving little to offer to anyone. Thankfully, God’s love for me is not portioned out based on my performance. He loves on my best days and on my worst. His faithfulness knows no end. No matter how things unfold on a particular day, God is good, and the next day is made new once again. May we give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and love that never quit, even on our most difficult days.
The Love of God’s true;
Endures for all times,
Each day, it’s made new.
Always He is good,
Deserving of praise;
He loves endlessly,
Throughout all our days.
All thanks unto Him,
For goodness and grace;
Present where we are,
In blessing, give praise.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and love that know no end. Thank You that Your grace is not dependent on our performance. Forgive us for thinking we have to do or be enough to receive all that You have to freely offer. Teach us to embrace Your goodness and grace, as You lavish us with Your love. Show us how to love those around us in a way that helps hearts to receive the good that You intend for them. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for who You are and how You love. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6