Countdown to Thanksgiving – Day 21

Let’s face it – 2020 has been a strange year.
But God was not surprised by all the events that have happened.

Would you join me in a four-week countdown to Thanksgiving?
When we stop for a moment, we realize we have much to be thankful for.

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.

(Psalm 143:8, English Standard Version)

Yesterday, we looked at one of King David’s psalms where he put his confidence in God’s protection, provision, and presence. Today, we see David has that same confidence in God as he begins his morning.

Earlier in this psalm, David confesses in general that only God is righteous, and everyone else (including himself) is not (v. 2).

David then remembers, meditates on, and ponders God’s faithfulness in his life and for his good (v. 5). Those remembrances, meditations, and ponderings of God’s action on his behalf assure David that he can trust God for whatever the day may bring.

David knows that God is a faithful father, that he can look to God for guidance and direction throughout the day. In humility, David quietly places his confidence in God to face whatever may come his way that day.

Here’s another paraphrase of this verse that may be your prayer:

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.

(Psalm 143:8, New Living Translation)

Lord, I have no righteousness or goodness of my own – I am a sinner saved and sustained by Your grace alone.

Lord, thank You for hearing and answering my prayers. I remember what You have done in me, for me, and through me in the past. As I stop to consider all You have done, I am in awe and long for You, and to live according to Your good ways.

Lord, thank You for loving me each morning, for providing Your Spirit to lead and guide me throughout the day, even in all of my troubles.

Help me to live faithfully as Your servant and give You all the honor , glory, and praise that You deserve.

That is my highest calling.


Thanking God for safety through each night,
and learning to trust Him in each morning,