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God of our fathers, I give thanks that You have revealed Your great and surprising story of redemption to us in Your extraordinary Word. Through the Scriptures, I see that there is always a purpose in what You do, and that nothing catches You by surprise. You are fully sovereign over human history, and I am grateful that You have embedded Your people in a larger Story. It is this Story that gives me perspective and hope amidst the uncertainties and obstacles of this earthly sojourn. Your …
Since it is impossible to give thanks and complain at the same time, the antidote for our malaise is a heart of gratitude cultivated by a regular routine of remembering the history of God's redemptive acts in our lives. "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting...Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things; and consider the lovingkindness of the Lord" (Psalm 107:1, 43).
The spiritual disease of taking grace for granted and responding with ingratitude to the riches of God’s kindnesses may be reaching epidemic proportions in our time. Few believers begin the day with a sense of wonder at the lovingkindness of God, gratitude for their health, amazement at the undeserved blessings they have received, or anticipation of another opportunity to love and serve God and others. Instead, we are more inclined to murmur and complain over the things we do …