Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!! Give thanks to him; bless his name. Psalm 100:4.
The weight of a long semester seems to hit us solidly at this point. Winter is coming; we are tired; we have many big projects due before the finals. Shorter days and less daylight can affect our mood and drive. How do we cope: Choosing an attitude of thanksgiving is a path of seeing that God is aware of our frailty.Psalm 100:5 reminds us that the “Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
Either physically or mentally make a list of what you can thank God for today:
- Who are the friends and family that God has brought alongside you to support you?
- Who are professors or staff that have encouraged you?
- What truth have you been reminded of to show you a way forward?
- What beauty of God’s creation has made you stand in awe?
- What academic discovery has inspired you to point a direction for your future career?
- What gesture have you offered to others as an act of service?
- What scripture can you claim to be challenged?
- How has God surprised you?
Claim God’s goodness, his unwavering love, and his faithfulness!! Give specific thanks to Him for the richness He has brought into your life. God is at work in your life. Acknowledge that.Psalm 145:10 “All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord!”