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Davidisms: Make a Thanksgiving List

We live in a fallen, broken world. One that’s been ravished by sin. It is a world that has been filled with people who are morally and spiritually flawed. Until we join Jesus in heaven, the problems of this world will remain. If you have walked with Jesus for any amount of time, you know that even the most faithful Christians can have moments of despair. Overwhelmed by life’s problems. Feeling like there is no way out. How do we combat these feelings of gloom or sadness? Make a thanksgiving list! Understand what the psalmist meant when he said, “And don’t forget all God’s benefits” (Psalm 103:2). Start listing everything you have to be grateful for. Everything! Start by thanking God for peaceful sleep that renews your body. Thank him for waking up. For breath in your lungs. A beating heart and blood flowing through your veins. The sun. Green grass. Vision and hearing. The moon and stars. Mountains and beaches. Family and friends. Kids and grandkids. Got the picture? Listen for his voice and you’ll find your list growing longer and longer. Over time, it will grow into the dozens. Hundreds. Even the thousands. And then the most remarkable thing happens… your depression will start to lift! Be thankful, dear friends. It really does work!

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