As I drove to work last week, some cars in front of me moved suddenly, almost causing a catastrophe. Although nothing happened, I was a bit frustrated by their carelessness. Before I plunged too deep into road rage, I thought about what could have happened. Instantly, I started thanking God. Rather than waste energy being mad, I decided to thank the God of road mercy!
Sometimes, God blesses us and we forget to thank Him. We get so consumed by being out of trouble that we forget to thank the trouble-stopper. We’re kind of like the nine of the ten lepers Jesus healed in Luke 17. They were so excited to be healed that they forgot to thank the Healer. And, even when one returned to praise Jesus, Jesus’ major concern was the absence of the nine.
As we approach Thanksgiving, remember to thank God for what He’s done for you. He’s brought you through difficult times this year. He deserves your praise!