Life’s been chaotic this year. One crisis after another. I won’t give you a laundry list. You can make your own.

So the question is, what is your remedy for chaos? Surely you know, but we all need a little reminding once in a while. I know I do. When life gets crazy, I find it helpful to count my blessings I.e. to tell Jesus how grateful I am for his goodness to me.  A thankful heart gives me strength in the midst of chaos. The psalms are full of thanksgiving reminders.

There’s Psalm 7:17. It’s because of Jesus’ sacrifice on Calvary that we can dwell with him and live righteous lives, in the perfected image of our Creator. Sounds like a Kingdom that has replaced chaos with holy order, peace, love and forgiveness. I’m all in.

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of  the Lord Most High.

And Psalm 9:1. Who will you tell today of all of His wonderful deeds? 

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Don’t forget Psalm 35:18. Headed to church? Don’t forget your mask.

I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you.

Psalm 95:1-3 is a classic. God’s presence with us is worth singing about, Amen?

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.

I could give you more but you get the idea. If you’ve been making a mental list of all of our chaotic challenges,  maybe it’s time to make your own list of how God has come through through every trial. After all, being thankful is the best antidote for chaos.

Something to think about.

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