Psalms 150:1-2
Praise ye the Lord.  Praise God in the firmament of his power.  Praise him for his mighty acts, praise him according to his excellent greatness. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Psalms 103:1-5
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalms 37:4
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Yesterday didn't go the way I had hoped and I was feeling a bit let down.  I decided to go for a walk and sat down outside on a bench. As I was sitting on that bench I made a decision to rejoice, even though my flesh wanted to be upset! I decided to start thanking God for all He has done for me- for His faithfulness and goodness!
The day still didn't go as planned, but it did get much better!  I chose to praise, rather than complain to Him about not getting what I want.  
The Word says He gives us the desires of our heart- and I stood on that verse, even though I did not 'see' the manifestation.  Faith is believing before you see it.  
1 Thessalonians tells us to give thanks in ALL circumstances!  Even in situations where it may be difficult to be thankful.  
In Psalms 103, David starts off by COMMANDING his soul to be thankful!  Sometimes we may need to do that, too. The next couple of verses go over why we should be thankful. 
He forgives us, heals us, redeems us, crowns us, and satisfies us
Praise the Lord! 
The One who gives us the desires of our heart! 


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