On my daily commute to and from the office, I have plenty of time for reading—bumper stickers on cars, that is. Some are witty, others clever and still others downright distasteful. One bumper sticker I saw recently, however, gently challenged me about the way I often live. The sticker simply said, “Too blessed to complain.”

I must confess that I felt convicted as I thought about those words. Too often I find myself regretting moments in life that don’t go my way, rather than focusing on the wonderful gifts my heavenly Father has given me. Reading that simple message made me want to commit to be more actively thankful because my God has been good to me in more ways than I could ever count.

Psalm 107 is a song that seeks to fix thankless thinking. The psalmist makes a plea to anyone who has grown cold with ingratitude, repeating four times, “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (vv.8,15,21,31). Even in the worst of times we have much to be thankful for. May we learn to thank God for His goodness to us!

We don’t need more to be thankful for, we just need to be more thankful.


Bill Crowder


Our Daily Bread