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Powered by 4 - September 25, 2016

  • 2016 Sep 25

Pain for Good

Today's reading: Psalm 118:1-29

The opening verse of Psalm 118 issues the command to "give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!" As part of the psalmist’s giving thanks, he recalls the "deeds of the Lord" which interestingly include his being severely disciplined. As I look back over my life, I can clearly see how God has used discipline to teach and grow me spiritually. Those experiences were painful, but good came from each of them. So like the psalmist, I can proclaim "You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!" (vs. 28-29).

Take a few minutes to recall how God has taught and grown you spiritually. Then follow the lead of the psalmist and tell God thank you for his steadfast love in all situations. Tami

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