Altar of Gratitude

Psalm 118 is bracketed in its first and final verses with a call to thanksgiving.  Read the chapter and it becomes evident the Psalmist had traveled a recent path of struggle waiting for God to intervene on his behalf (118:5-13).  Now, he was giving thanks to God in worship for His faithfulness.  But in the process, he had learned that such days of waiting and wondering are ordained by God and to be met with rejoicing and thanksgiving, not just after, but in the midst of them (118:24).  Today, as you wait, bring God your worship with a sacrifice of thanksgiving (118:19-20, 27).  Gratitude will transform your waiting into a beautiful season of preparing to experience the best that God longs to give you.