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Backed Into A Corner -- Thank God

The capacity to respond to adversity with faith and gratitude is not limited to spiritual "superheroes."
Choosing Gratitude - Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Precarious Position. Many times we find ourselves in a place where we would rather not be and our desire may be to run and hide. However, running and hiding may not be viable options and are probably not what God is asking of us in the current situation. The problems and issues we will face in life vary greatly from health, to relationship/marriage, finances, to the stress of looking for a job, or maybe like Job, we might have lost everything -- family and possessions. Often, it is when we have done everything in our human power to ameliorate our situation and fail miserably that we remember God.

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Powerful Response. When we find ourselves in situations and recognize our only choice is to look up to God we can have victory and relief. When we take the time to thank the Father for who He is and for His provision something happens within. He does a work in us that can only be done through a heart attitude that becomes one of thankfulness to Him. Being thankful does not remove the current problem but helps to reorient our thinking. It helps us to remember the God of the universe "who upholds all things by the word of His power." (Hebrews 1:1-3)

Pointed Reminder. Psalm 136 is a great reminder of who God is and his lovingkindness. We see in this Psalm many things that God has done and we remember His lovingkindness is everlasting! In the midst of our crying out to Him, in our struggle, in the corner where we might find ourselves and even if we've lost everything known to us on this earth, His lovingkindness is everlasting. I want to encourage you to take some time today and go to and look at Psalm 136. Think about who God is, as the psalmist does, and take note of the phrase that is repeated over and over and over...His lovingkindness is everlasting.

When you are backed into a corner raise your head and look up to the King - His lovingkindness is everlasting!


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