Finding The Good In God's World

Finding The Good In God's World
Thankfulness or unthankfulness is largely a matter of eyes. Two men look at the same scene: one beholds the defects, the imperfections; the other beholds the beauty, the brightness. If you cannot find things to be thankful for to-day, every day, the fault is in yourself, and you ought to pray for a new heart, a heart to see God's goodness and to praise him. A happy heart transfigures all the world for us. It finds something to be thankful for in the barest circumstances, even in the night of sorrow. Let us train ourselves to see the beauty and the goodness in God's world, in our own lot, and then we shall stop grumbling, and all our experience shall start songs of praise in our heart.

1 Chronicles 23:30: And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even; (KJV)
Psalms 30:12: To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. (KJV)
Psalms 69:30: I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. (KJV)
Psalms 75:1: Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. (KJV)
Psalms 92:1: It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: (KJV)
Psalms 95:2: Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. (KJV)
Psalms 97:12: Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. (KJV)
Psalms 100:4: Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (KJV)
Psalms 106:1: Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (KJV)
Daniel 2:23: I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter. (KJV)
1 Corinthians 15:57: But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)
2 Corinthians 9:15: Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (KJV)
Ephesians 5:19-20: Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; (KJV)
Philippians 4:6: Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (KJV)
Colossians 3:15: And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. (KJV)
Colossians 4:2: Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; (KJV)
1Thessalonians 5:18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (KJV)
Revelation 11:16-17: And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. (KJV)

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