Wisdom from the Psalms 8/11

August 11

 Psalms 103:2

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

Clarence sat on his bed, pouting. His parents wouldn't let him go to the rock concert on a school night. He hated them sometimes for being so unfair. He hardly ever got what he wanted. He'd had to beg for his computer, and they had waited a whole year from the time he asked for his own VCR until they gave it to him. They made him come home from tennis camp a week early to go on a family vacation to Europe. Now the skis he bought last year had scratches on them, and his parents didn't act all that interested in replacing them. It just wasn't fair. Clarence wished he could have his own way at least some of the time.

Are we more thankful for what we have than we are bitter for what we have not? God has given us so much. Remember to praise Him for all He has done. Set aside the Clarence inside, and appreciate all that has been given. It is given in love.

Prayer: Forgive me when I don't appreciate all that I have. Too often I look at the things I don't have, rather than at the things I do have. Thank You, Lord, for all the blessings You shower upon me. Amen.

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