In 1789, President George Washington designated the first national Thanksgiving Day when he issued a proclamation for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many blessings of Almighty God.”
You may say, “Well, I don’t have a lot to give thanks for.But, the primary reason we were put on this earth as human beings was to glorify God and to give Him thanks.
Psalm 107:1 says, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
Yes, praise and worship can sometimes be a sacrifice because we don’t want to do it. And that might be because we are depressed or down or things aren’t going that well. It may be that hardship or tragedy has gripped us, and we don’t feel like praising God. But the Bible does not say give thanks to the Lord because you feel good. Rather, it says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!”
Lets be thankful!