The invitation to feast with God is there, every year, but I think the feasting, and God’s desire to gladden our hearts, and by the way, God’s anticipation of being gladdened—being blessed—by us goes beyond just thanking God for all the things that feel good.
Apparently, scientific research has now been able to prove what God has been teaching people since the days of Cain: practicing gratitude can actually make us healthier – literally!!
What can this verse mean when we find ourselves in the midst of pain and loss, fear and suffering, disappointment and struggle?
I’ve been on my knees, pleading with God in tears. I’m at my most vulnerable, and I feel like nothing’s happening. So what’s the point of praying continuously?