Psa 107:8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.
The psalmist in this chapter has several reasons to acknowledge God’s doing and offers words of gratitude. In the 1st seven verses He gives thanks for God’s goodness. God redeemed them from the hands of the enemy, He delivered them from their distress from hunger and thirst in the wilderness, and He led them in the right way. Before he could continue, he had but one longing, that men would stop but for a moment from all their duties, petitions and complaints, and reflect on who God is and what He has done.
If you think about it, we are indeed experts in asking God’s help for days, weeks and even months. When He does come through for us, how often do we take time for days, weeks, months to give thanks? I long to see prayer services dedicated to nothing but thanksgiving. My encouragement, set one day every week to only give thanks. As you count your blessings one by one, God will remind you of His faithfulness. 1 leper out of 10 came back to thank Jesus. Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good, and His mercies endures forever.