One of the most encouraging verses in the Bible for me is 1 Thessalonians 5:18 which says “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I often feel I struggle to know what God’s will is and so I take hold of this verse and think ‘at least I can do this thing and know that in doing so, I am doing God’s will!’ Thankfulness and thanksgiving are things we can cultivate and make a daily habit.
No wonder, then, that I love this song ‘Thank You, God, for saving me’! Not only does it feature two of my favourite Christian songwriters (Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham), it captures perfectly the gratitude I feel towards God for all He has done for me.
“What can I give to you?
What can I offer to the King?
For all the love you’ve shown,
For all Your mercy over me,
I called Your name, You heard my cry,
Out of the grave, and into life
My heart is Yours, my soul is free,
Thank You, God, for saving me
Thank You, God, for saving me.
The rock of salvation,
My hope is built on nothing less.
Morning by morning
How great is Your faithfulness.
You gave your life upon the cross
You suffered once for all
You made a way
Jesus in victory you rose
You made us all your own
Now we are saved.” (‘Thank You, God, for saving me’, Chris Tomlin & Phil Wickham)
‘Thank You, God, for saving me’, Chris Tomlin & Phil Wickham