“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,, all you lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before His presence with singing.”
Psalm 100:1-2 (NKJV)
The Doxology we sing on Sunday mornings tells us we are to “praise God, from whom all blessings flow” reminds us of the reason we are to praise Him. All blessings come from out Lord. Blessings come in many forms. Some we recognize, others are hard to see until after time passes.
A friend at church praises God for her illness these past two years because it has allowed her to draw closer to God. I have learned to accept my limitations with my chronic illness and I have also gotten closer to the Lord.
A couple went through a time of depression when two of their three children, their son and their youngest daughter, were deployed to the first Desert Storm, Both children returned home safely. The daughter returned home, started back to college, got married, she and her husband started a family. The daughter and son-in-law turned their life over to the Lord and became strong Christian parents, working in the church. The now grandparents and those who knew the family and prayed for them during that tough time still thank God for what He did.