Sunday, January 23, 2011

Being Content and Thankful

Tonight, I read Psalm 30. David praises God in his Psalm, thanking Him for all He has done. In fact, David says he wants to give Him credit for his glory, that he "may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!" (Psalm 30:12).  Today, in the sermon at church today, Pastor Meek said we need to warn and share because God cares. We should care too! Honestly, we all go through trials, including David. Sometimes, we forget others have problems, and think we're the only ones with real pain, real hardship, and real suffering -- but that's all false. If I need Jesus, doesn't everybody else? If that's true, then why don't I try harder to build God's kingdom? Basically, I'M A WEENIE. I'm too shy to introduce God to the perfect lover, best friend, wonderful counselor, and author of creation itself.

I think part of being bold is thanking God, rather than asking God out of insecurity. All I need is Christ. But two things: First, is Christ all I need? Yes. Do I truly believe Christ is all I need? ... idk, you tell me. What about you? Is Christ all you need? Do you believe Christ is truly all you need? To quote my last Biblical passage blog post, "Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything" (2 Tim. 2:7). Second, He has given me WAY more than I even deserve! Again, maybe I sound redundant by echoing my "God's will" post, but when we ask God for things, it's usually for our own gain, am I wrong? I know that's true for me. But let's face it: we're supposed to be content with just Him. We are to "Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:18). He's supposed to be good enough -- and He is good enough!

David thanks God for his goodness. Not just sometimes, but all the time. He continually thanks God, through whatever storm or sun-shiny day he experiences. Should we not thank God everyday for His steadfast love and faithfulness as well? As one of my favorite passages in the Bible says, in Lamentations 3:40, "Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!" Amen.


  1. Becca,
    I really like this! It's basically what I think the Lord wants all of us to know and hold true to heart.
    thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks, Daniel! I respect you and your heart for the Lord, so your comment means a lot :) I agree, I really do think that's what He wants us all to know ...

  3. Wow that comment just seriously made my night! thank you very much! :D

  4. No problem; I'm just stating the truth ;)