Thankfulness

Thankfulness

PSYCHOLOGISTS tell us that being thankful is good for our health. It actually has measurable benefits, from strengthening your immune system to lowering your risk of heart disease. The very act of counting your blessings and expressing thankfulness will boost your wellbeing—even if you don’t actually have anyone to be thankful to. I have to admit, to me it does seem bizarre to say thankyou if there’s nobody listening. But thankfulness comes easily and naturally when you understand two basic truths: firstly, God is the giver of all we have (James 1:17); and secondly, God is always listening (Philippians 4:6). This is just one of the many ways in which faith in God makes so much sense. It’s no wonder then that thankfulness is presented in the Bible as a fundamental aspect of life: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!