Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.
Our Lord, I will sing of your love forever. Everyone yet to be born will hear me praise your faithfulness. I will tell them, “God's love can always be trusted, and his faithfulness lasts as long as the heavens.” (CEV)
Have you ever sung a song or read poetry that expressed your feelings? Maybe it was a sad song or a silly poem. In the Bible, there is a book called Psalms. It’s full of poetry and songs that express strong feelings, like fear, joy, praise, and even anger. In many of these psalms, the writers express the life-changing emotion of gratitude.
Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness, and it helps you remember what you’re grateful for. And when you’re feeling down, an attitude of gratitude can help you feel a lot better. The psalm writers were grateful that God loved them. They were grateful for all that God had done for them. And they wrote these blessings down so that we the readers could share in them too.
Take a moment right now to think of what you’re grateful for. For one thing, God loves you. He’s given you the Bible so you can learn about him. Are you grateful for your church, your family, your home, or your school? Are you grateful for the gifts God has given you? Take a moment to read the memory verse above out loud. Spend some time in gratitude, thank God for every good thing, and watch your attitude change.