Good morning, Reader! Today’s verse may lead you to wonder what this has to do with comfort. But just bear with me a bit and I’ll wrap it all up for you! 😊 There are days that I can repeatedly proclaim God’s goodness to me. There are so many ways God shows His love. He provides for every need imaginable. We should be grateful and tell Him so. I start out my prayer time with this. I acknowledge everything the Lord has done for me. Being thankful and acknowledging it to God strengthens our resolve for what’s in store for the day.

Watching the news or reading your news feed, however, doesn’t exactly give you a thankful heart for what is in store for this world.

In fact, when you dwell on the negatives and become fearful, you empty your heart of the thankfulness that you started your day with!

This is one of the greatest mistakes Christians make. They start their day with the Lord, pray and do their devotions. Their heart is encouraged and they feel they can conquer the world. But as the day wears on, the cares of this world weigh on them and they lose the joy they had when they left the house! They are no different than today’s verse in Psalms!

Psa 78:32  For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

Even after God provided manna, water and quail (and let’s not forget that He parted the Red Sea), the people still grumbled and complained!! They didn’t remember his wondrous works and were not grateful for what He had done for them. Friend, it won’t be any different in these end times. In fact it will be much worse!

If your thankfulness is minimal Reader, you will be even less as the days get more evil.

My series on the end times, the Rapture, and the Tribulation will put things into perspective for you. The antichrist and his one-world government will make the Holocaust seem like child’s play. God will be dealing with Israel during the Tribulation just as He did in the Old Testament; God’s desire is always to draw them back to Himself. The Old Testament is filled with Israel turning their backs on God, God punishing their unbelief, and Israel turning back to God. It’s a vicious cycle, repeating over and over. (Psalm 78:35)

Oh how patient and full of grace is our Lord!

Yet Israel was still hard of heart and was not “stedfast in his covenant”! (Psalm 78:37) God held back His judgment because He of that compassion and He remembered that they were frail. (Psalm 78:39-40)

It’s really not any different today, is it? Are you the fearful Christian or are you the Christian who has peace? I’m not only talking about end time events but I’m also referring to one’s day-to-day life. Do you have health issues? How are you handling those issues as a believer? Are you afraid of how serious your health will get? Are you fretting over it? God has promised us peace so any time you feel turmoil in your heart, you need to stop and seek God’s face. (John 14:27) It is no different if you have other issues, like financial problems. The Lord knows you have those problems and He will help you if you will only trust Him.

Don’t forget what you prayed about this morning when you thanked the Lord for your blessings! Don’t be one of those who forgets once you walk out the door; let praise be on your lips throughout the day. Remind yourself of those blessings, especially when bad news comes across your eyes and ears! There is always something to be thankful for, don’t you think? If you woke up this morning, that’s something to be thankful for. If you can’t think of one solitary thing to be thankful for that happened just yesterday, then thank Him for your salvation!

Sometimes we need a little coaxing to get our hearts renewed throughout the day. The hymn, How Great Thou Art will put you into the right spirit:

Oh Lord, my God
When I, in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

The world is watching how you handle your fears. Our job is to be a light to this lost and dying world. We need to give them hope as we have hope! If your coworker sees you in turmoil, he or she won’t want “what you have” because they can’t see the Lord’s peace in your life.

Friend, don’t be willfully ignorant of the end times. (2 Peter 3:5) If you are not born-again, confess your sins and repent of them. The time is coming when it will be too late for you to repent. You will remember each opportunity you were given by God to be saved; you will remember each time you laughed it off and ignored it. Please Reader, repent and accept Christ into your life. (Act 16:31Rom 10:9) I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!