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VerseD: Psalm 100:4-5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100:4‭-‬5, ESV

Our God has done so much for us. He is good and faithful, and He has showered His love on us through Jesus by the Holy Spirit!
We have much to be thankful for.

VerseD: Psalm 9:1-2

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1‭-‬2, ESV

Perspectives matter. Yes, there are plenty of bad things in this life. There are also good and beautiful things provided by God, most especially His grace and mercy as found at the cross.

VerseD: Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1, ESV

All truth, including God’s wrath against sin and His mercy and grace, is found and revealed in God. If we are freed from God’s wrath, what else is there to fear?

VerseD: Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psalm 59:16, ESV

God is our source of strength and peace in all circumstances, so He is worthy of our praise and adoration, all day and every day.

VerseD: Psalm 85:2

You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah
Psalm 85:2, ESV

Pause to realize that only God can forgive or sin and make us clean.
Rest knowing He has saved us through the cleansing blood of Christ.

VerseD: Psalm 51:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
Psalm 51:1‭-‬2, ESV

It is not any inherent goodness or hard work  on our part that God shows us His mercy and grace. It is entirely God’s love and works (through Jesus Christ) that we are made clean and found worthy of eternal life.

VerseD: Psalm 23:6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23:6, ESV

Seeking God is the only way to find true goodness and mercy, and Christ is the only source of eternal life.

VerseD: Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3, ESV

This world is full of things and people that hurt and mistreat us, but God grants us peace of mind and forgiveness with the hope of freedom from all suffering in eternity.

VerseD: Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Psalm 139:23‭-‬24, ESV

On our own, we are woefully inadequate to accomplish true good, let alone alone save ourselves from our sin.
Our true peace is found in letting God show us our need for Him and His cleansing, saving work.

VerseD: Psalm 103:13

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Psalm 103:13, ESV

A loving father helps their kids as they learn and grow.
We never could have learned or grown enough to earn salvation, but our heavenly Father made a way for us through His Son, Jesus Christ.