Celebrate with singing and thanksgiving! Acknowledge God’s goodness and praise Him for every blessing. Count your blessings. Cling to them in the midst of the storm, and walk in prayer in every season.
There will surely be times when it is hard to celebrate, and we should not feel overwhelmed with guilt when all we can do is groan in our spirits. After all, three is a time to mourn and a time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3:4). Yet, it is also possible to find blessings when life is falling apart, and sometimes a simple prayer of thanksgiving helps us regain some control over our circumstances. As long as we see God’s hand moving in our lives, there is hope.
Consider Jonah’s prayer immediately before the giant fish spit him up on dry land: “But I, with a song of thanksgiving,will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.” (John 2:9) Maybe our prayer of thanksgiving will help us escape our own dilemma and deliver us into the purpose God has prepared.