The Message – #12
Thanking God. Let’s look today at Isaiah chapter 12. It’s a small chapter, so we’ll look at all the verses here, but focus on verse 2.
Then you will say on that day, “I will give thanks to You, O Lord ; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me. “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.” Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation. And in that day you will say, “Give thanks to the Lord , call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted.” Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things; Let this be known throughout the earth. Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 12:1-6 NASB
Do we have a heart of Thanksgiving toward God? God is our salvation and he is the one who has provided a way of escape through in the midst of all of the difficulties and struggles of this world. We have nothing without God. We are nothing without God. Do we recognize and express our gratitude to him for all that he has done for us? Do we realize all that he has done for us?
Sometimes, we get so busy moving through this world that we think we’re the ones who have actually done something. That’s not true. Everything that we accomplish and everything that comes in as part of our lives is something that has come from God. God allows us to move and breathe and work and do things. Still, it’s only through his grace in his provision that we can do that. Are we grateful and thankful to God for all that he has done? Want a good way to measure our thankfulness? If God took away anything that we have not thanked Him for, what would we have left?