If the year of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s gratitude. Despite these unprecedented times that we face, there are plenty of reasons to be thankful.

Thankfulness helps us to readjust our focus. Instead of having our minds distracted by the problems of the world, God and His goodness become the center of our focus.

Giving thanks is a way of recognizing the faithfulness of God in the midst of it all. When we give thanks, we become more conscious of His blessings—family, health, and peace of mind.

My challenge to us all is that we continually spend time in reflection on what the Lord has done for us. Embracing gratitude during difficult times may be the one thing that will get us through them.

“With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD.” – Ezra 3:11 (NIV)