I think I might have embellished that title a bit. It is a psalm for giving thanks, true, but it is sooo much more. Just look at these promises: God is good. His love endures forever. We can enter his presence with thanksgiving. And we are his people – we belong to him! What a glorious privilege and joy!
I couldn’t pick just one verse, so here’s the whole thing, written in the form of a prayer. Pull out whatever phrase you need today…or do like I did and take it all!
The whole earth shouts for joy to you!
Help us to serve you with gladness, to come before you with joyful songs.
How good it is to know that you, O Lord, are God – that you made us, and we are yours. We are your people!
Draw us into your presence: Let us come through your gates with thanksgiving and enter your courts with praise.
May we always remember that you are good. That your love endures forever. And that your faithfulness continues to us, to our children, and to all generations.