“I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to thee among the nations” (Ps. 57:9) RSV.
David says that he will give thanks to the Lord among the nations. David was proud of what God had done in his life. He was proud to tell everyone of the wondrous works of God in his life. The ‘heathen’ must know what God has done in our lives and what he can possibly do for them if they should turn their lives unto God. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, where would we have being by now. We were sinners and by deed of God’s grace, we find ourselves in the family of God. Where did God pick you up from? Where are you now? And where are you going? Remember, if these three questions remind of singing praise to God, do it now.
We can always thank the Lord for all the things He has done in our lives but chiefly of all, we must thank God even for the things He is yet to do in our lives. The third question is very important. We must thank the Lord in earnest expectation of what He can do for us, with us, through us and for others. As the psalmist says in verse 4, if we found ourselves in the midst of rough situations such that we could have easily be consumed by such circumstances but someway somehow we are alive, why not exalt God above the heavens and give him praise. There is no automatic formula which says that when we sleep; we will wake up at all cost. It’s just by the grace of God. We should awaken the dawn with songs of praise because the love of God is great and reaches to the heavens. We must develop a heart of gratitude. What things are you expecting God to do in your life? Start thanking God for them.
For all that you’re yet to do, I say thank you.