As Susan and I are getting ready to celebrate with family, we pray you are having a great Thanksgiving holiday.  I often say, “As believers, we should be the most thankful people on the face of the earth, and that is because we are blessed.”  We are blessed because our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, went to the cross and died for us. And He forgave our sin completely. He not only forgave us, He has made us righteous, and He redeemed our life from destruction and brought us into the family of God and called us sons and daughters.

If nothing ever happened in our life like we would want it to, we should still be the most thankful, grateful people because of what Jesus has done for us. On top of that, we live in a phenomenal nation, with more freedom, and better access to comforts than other nations have ever experienced.

If nothing ever happened in our life like we would want it to, we should still be the most thankful, grateful people because of what Jesus has done for us.

I encourage you to read Psalm 118, where David declares, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  For His mercy endures forever!”  Giving thanks is a powerful tool against the enemy because when I am giving thanks, I am focused on God and His goodness, rather than on my circumstances.  This keeps us from griping and complaining.  

When we read in Exodus, we see that complaining actually keeps us from moving forward, making us get stuck in our current situation.  This isn’t just limited to the words we say, but it also applies to the attitude of our hearts.  I hope you will take this opportunity, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, to choose to have a thankful heart.  There is always something to be thankful for.  First and foremost, thank God that He is good and He has good in store for you!  He is a good Father and He loves you unconditionally. 

This chapter in Psalms goes on to say that His mercy endures forever.  Another translation reads His lovingkindness is forever.  His lovingkindness toward you is forever and it’s not based on you.  It is based on His character and who He is.

So what that means is that in every circumstance, every situation of life, we need to process our thoughts through this truth before we react or respond.  There are many things that happen in our lives that don’t feel like love, but when we remember God is good and He loves me, we can rest in the truth that it will work out for good. 

What are you thankful for today?  Practice a heart of thanksgiving every day, choose to believe that God is good and He has good in store for you.  As you do, you will begin to get a greater revelation of God’s love for you. 

God bless you, your families and friends.


  1. God can bring us through ANY situation. Grace abounds! What an incredible gift! Thank you sweet Jesus for the Cross.

  2. Thank you Pastor Terry! I’m grateful for you and Susan and Sojourn! And this article is a wonderful reminder, that I think, renews our minds and strengthens our hearts,♥️ And imparts courage to stay positive, keep believing the truth. Very much appreciated!! God bless you too, and may all you give out be returned to you one hundred times over!

  3. Thankfulness brings peace and comfort. Thank you for sending this good word.

    Michael and I praise God for you two. Thank you for pouring into our lives over 27 years!!

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