"Giving Thanks" Devotional | Day 11 | 11.22.2021
Give Thanks in Your Brokenness Because God is Good! – Day 11
Psalm 73:1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
“Remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity.” Charles Spurgeon
God is good. The problem is that many of His children are ungrateful—quick to complain about what they don’t have but slow to give thanks for what they do.
A little boy went grocery store shopping with his mother. They were in the checkout line and the grocer asked the mother if he could offer her son some candy. The mother agreed. As the grocer held out the jar, encouraging the boy to reach in, the little boy shook his head. The man stretched the jar out a little further and told the boy he could take as much as he would like. The boy continued to say no. With a confused look on his face, the grocer gave one last effort. The boy finally said, “I want you to give it to me.” The grocer happily took some candy out of the container and handed it to the boy who quickly offered his thanks.
When he and his mother were in the car and on their way, she curiously asked, “Why wouldn’t you take the candy? Why did you tell him to give the candy to you?” “Her son replied, “Because, Momma, his hands were bigger than mine!” Smart boy. He understood that the hands of the source were bigger. If God’s children would simply let Him be God, they would soon discover that His hands are bigger than their own.”
1. In what areas of your life might you be ungrateful?
2. Do you realize that God’s hands are bigger than your own?