So this morning I was reading in Psalms, and a lot of them start with the phrase, “Praise the Lord.”
So Thanksgiving is about a week away. (Which is super exciting) I remember a blog series I did probably about 2 years ago. I took the whole Thanksgiving week and made a blog post telling what I was thankful for.
The reason I did that was because I was probably over 500 miles away from home in college, and couldn’t really go home for Thanksgiving. Of course I had friends to spend the day with, and go black Friday shopping or whatever, but it’s somehow not the same.
And that particular year, it seemed like everyone had a way to get home. (I mean in all honesty, who would want to stay at school for Thanksgiving?) Everyone but me. . .of course that wasn’t true, but at the time it seemed like it.
That Thanksgiving, I remember waking up later and eating the breakfast box they gave to everyone, and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade live streamed on Facebook.
Then me and one of my friends went to her sister’s house, and we had a bit of a Thanksgiving lunch, then I spent a lot of the day with my now boyfriend (We weren’t dating at the time, he didn’t officially ask me to be his girlfriend until January of that next year) So that was good.
But that was probably one of my favorite college Thanksgivings. (Not that college Thanksgivings were good or anything. . .)
But even while I had to spend Thanksgivings at college, I found ways to remind myself to be Thankful. I think that’s how life is like all the time.
I don’t really know when these Psalms were written. (These are like Psalm 140 and on) But I do know that David probably had a lot in his life that he wasn’t thankful for.
I mean a lot of that was his own fault due to sin, but still, he starts off like all these Psalms “Give Praise to the Lord.”
So even when it seems you can’t find something to be thankful for, we still are called to give praise to the Lord. . .and I assure you you definitely can find something to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂