Psalm 118 begins and ends with the very same words: “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (118:1, 29). What reasons do you have to “give thanks to the Lord”? They are numerous, no doubt! The very “day the Lord has made” is worthy of praise (118:24). But look at verse 21. “I will praise You, For You have answered me.” In verse 5, he revealed, “I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me…” In the midst of a psalm of thanksgiving and praise, the psalmist extols how the Lord had answered His prayers.
Could you take a few moments and think back to the times when you “called on the Lord” and “He answered” you? Think about those “big” things that you asked Him. Think about those “little” and maybe “quick” things that you asked Him. And realize how He answered you EVERY time (remembering that answering you doesn’t always mean with a “Yes”).
Take a moment and give thanks to the Lord for all the times that He has answered you.