Jeremiah 30:19-20 Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who celebrate. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small. Their children shall be as they were of old, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all who oppress them.
It was prophesied that this passage of scripture would be the Israelite’s response to God’s promise of restoration over them. The promise was that God would have compassion on His people and restore all that had been lost to them while they lived in captivity. How much more should we rejoice in what Jesus has done for us! His death and resurrection mean a life restored for those who put their trust in Him.
As we live our lives to share the Good News of Jesus, we must remember to always keep a heart of thankfulness. If we see through a lens of thankfulness for what Christ did for us, we will never have a reason to chase after vain things in hopes of finding fulfillment. In Christ alone is the fullness of joy, and when we live with this joy (especially in difficult times), it will be evidence to others of the work of God in our lives.
Father, thank you for who you are and what you’ve done. You are so worthy of my praise. You are so worthy of my life. Help me to trust in your promises for your people and for this hurting world. I will rejoice and be thankful, for you are good and your love for me is unending! Thank you Jesus! I love you, Lord.
Written by Abigail Lineberry