James 1:17: “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”
I’m not going to get into theology today. I’ll simply ask about the good things that have happened in your life. Do you remember them anymore? Do they seem like a faded memory, where the bad things seem to overshadow all the good?
When we take time to remember Who it is that gives us the good things, and take time to thank Him, our perspective changes a bit. Then the good things tend to come to the front a bit more. Suddenly we realize that if it wasn’t for God, His Deliverance, and perhaps His provision, grace, and mercy, we wouldn’t have made it to where we are today.
Now we can see that it was God there all along, in what was definitely a bad situation, giving gifts, walking alongside us, being exactly who He always said He’d be. What a refreshing relief.
As this New Year approaches, let’s rest in the fact that He never changes, and that He is still right there with us, guiding us, with His steadfast love; and let’s give Him praise when He does!