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Thanksgiving Thoughts

“The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.” –Psalm 126:3

Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts, their deep afflictions, their sad adversities, and the sinfulness of their hearts, yet with scarcely any allusion to the mercy and help which God has given them. But a Christian whose soul is in a healthy state, will come forward joyously, and say, “I will speak, not about myself, but to the honour of my God. He hath brought me up out of an horrible pit, and out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings: and He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. The Lord hath done great things for me, whereof I am glad.”

Such an abstract of experience as this is the very best that any child of God can present.

  • It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them.
  • It is true that we have our corruptions, and mournfully do we know this, but it is quite as true that we have an all-sufficient Savior, who overcomes these corruptions, and delivers us from their dominion.

In looking back, it would be wrong to deny that we have been in the Mire of Despondency, and have crept along the Valley of Humiliation, but it would be equally wicked to forget that we have been through them safely and profitably; we have not remained in them, thanks to our Almighty Helper and Leader, who has brought us “out into a wealthy place.” The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God, who has led us through all, and preserved us until now. Our grief’s cannot mar the melody of our praise, we reckon them to be the bass part of our life’s song, “He hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.”



A Little Confession Time

I hope that none of you suffer with depression. I have since 1995. Yes, this supposed man of faith has suffered greatly with depression. The whys are not important, but the suffering is important. As a result of my NOT handling depression properly, acting like I was some kind of strong man, arrogantly putting on a front of composure and faith. All the time I was suffering, even to the constant thought of death.

I had no one to turn to, no money to seek professional help and those that had the ability to help thought it better to judge me saying things like, “You should already know what to do. You have the answers. Stop felling sorry for yourself.” etc, etc, etc.. To all the people I likewise judged and condemned, I repent and in the Name of Jesus, I pray you forgive me.

Depression is real. Praise God I have help know through the V.A.. I have the right people to talk to, listening ears without judgement, and the medication that is lifting my spirits. God is faithful Who has promised.

For you that are suffering I urge you to get the help available right away. Don’t try to fight this alone. Make sure the people you find will help you without judgement and will keep your conversations confidential. You who are Veterans, the V.A. is a wonderful place to find all sort of help. Get there right away and get the process of registering underway.

To all my Christian friends I repent. God is more than enough. Knowing that is great, but learning how to listen to the Holy Spirit when He tries to tell you what to do, DON’T REFUSE TO OBEY. SWALLOW THAT STUPID PRIDE, HUMBLE YOURSELF AND SUBMIT YOURSELF UNDER HIS MIGHTY HAND.

I really hope this helps. I really do.

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