Copyright 2006 The Lord Word On Healing Publications
There is a song that says, “Give thanks with a grateful heart. Give thanks to the holy one. Give thanks because he is given Jesus Christ his son!
And now let the weak say I am strong! Let the poor say I am rich! Because of what the Lord has done for us. Give thanks! Give thanks! Give thanks! Give thanks!
The Lord said to me today. “Tell my people, the time has now come for them to give me thanks. No matter what problems they are facing. So today I ask:
1. Are you facing Infertility? Still say “Praise the Lord!”
2. Have you Just had a miscarrage? Still say “Praise the Lord!”
3. Are you facing unexplained infertility? Still say “Praise the Lord!”
4. Did the ivf treatment Fail? Still say “Praise the Lord!”
5. Are your ovaries failing? Still say “Praise the Lord!”
6. Are you facing polycystic ovaries or ovarian cyst? Still say “Praise the Lord!”?
7. No matter the problem you should Still say “Praise the Lord!”
In the midst of a sick world, where there is so much pain and sorrow we must arm ourselves with thanksgiving.
The key to victory is thanksgiving. The bible says “Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus- (I Thessalonians 5:16-18.)
God says we should give him thanks at all times. There are times in life when things can go wrong, look bad or even be nasty. Life can be hard at times and things can hurt us. At such times we are faced with a choice. We can choose to complain, murmur, grumble or praise God. If we choose the first three options we disobey God and extend our pain. If we choose praise we put a stop to pain and begin immediately to experience the peace of God in that situation.
The bible says ” And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. God’s peace cannot be bought. Once you begin to praise him that peace comes. The situation may still be there but peace will come to you to let you know God is on the case. That he is working it out for you.
You may ask me, Veronica why do I have to thank God when life looks so dark for me? I can’t see any reason why I should be thanking God.
All I can say is that I trust God’s word. If God says do it then I know it is something good to do. I have done this for many years.
And I can testify that it works. Looking back on my life, I can honestly say that at times of personal failure and extreme and prolonged hardship, I realize that it was always when there was a decided lack of praise in my life.
We need to be aware of the power of praise and thanksgiving. For it is the only remedy for weakness and anxiety. There is nothing like the force of faith and the power of praise and thanksgiving to fortify your soul in times of difficulty.
Let your mouth be full of thanksgiving to the Lord. God has given us so much in his son Jesus Christ that we must thank him at all times. God desires that we praise him and thank him at all times and in every situation.
The bible says in Psalms 50:23 “he who sacrifices thank offerings honours me and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.”
When you start to offer God a sacrifice of praise these are some of the benefits available to you.
Benefits of praise and thanksgiving
Praise unlocks the windows of Heaven.
Praise causes doubt to flee.
Praise brings down showers of blessings.
Praise brings redemption from destruction
Praise leads to forgiveness for all our sins
Praise brings healing of all diseases (Psalms 103:2-4)
Praise brings down the love and peace of God.
Praise brings freedom from bondage.
Praise changes every situation.
Praise establishes your heart in God and brings God into your circumstances.
Praise is the master key to God’s storehouse.
When you become established in praise, you will never know the impossible. For the worshipper knows no Impossibility. For he believes in a God who says, “For nothing is impossible with God.”
Let us practise a little bit of worship.
Today “I will praise you, O Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
With joy I will draw water from the wells of salvation. Today I “Give thanks to the Lord. I call on his name. I make known among the nations what he has done. I proclaim that his name is exalted.
I will sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things for me. He has blessed me with a child of my own-(here you can say to the Lord what your need is ) let this be known to all the world.
I will Shout aloud and sing for joy. For great is the Love of the Lord toward me.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify me through and through. May my whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God who is faithful to all his promises has heard my prayers and has honoured me. Thank you Lord. “Praise be to the Lord, who has given me rest from today. I bring all my worries to you and I receive your peace. I bless you because your word cannot fail me. Thank you again Lord. Amen.