We are instructed in the Bible to be thankful. If we are honest, this can be sometimes difficult to do when we look at our circumstances. However, if we focus on God’s character and His promises, we can develop a grateful heart. As a language arts teacher, I love reading the Bible as literature. Throughout the Bible, there are many similes and metaphors that describe His character. May focusing on these descriptions help us develop a heart of thanks.
The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!
2 Samuel 22:47
The Lord is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ”