What's better than crying?

At the age of two author Helen Keller was stricken with a devastating disease that left her deaf and blind. Yet she went on to say, “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”

I know we all have at least one difficult situation in our lives that knocks the wind right out of us. Helen Keller had many yet she chose to look at something positive.

Today I want you to consider not the negatives of your life, but the positives. I want you to take a moment and thank God for the good things he’s done in your life. There are many!

1 Samuel 12:24 tells us, “Be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.”

So what is it? Can you list two, five maybe ten? I’m sure you can if you just took a moment to consider them.

Too many times in our lives we get so stuck on the negative and overlook the good things God has already done for us. As a result we miss the opportunity to give him thanks. That’s why Psalm 63:3 says, “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.”

Here’s a tough truth: your life will be much more rewarding if you spend your time giving God thanks instead of complaining. In fact you’ll find that you’re a much more pleasant person. People will want to be around you more and your overall health will improve.

Let me answer the question now, what’s better than crying? Giving thanks!

So take my challenge. Take five to ten minutes and write down as many things as you can that you’re thankful for. Then put it on your refrigerator or your mirror. Read them and then offer thanks to God.

I’m praying for you,

Pastor Zac
Pastor Zac is the lead pastor of Fusion Christian Church in Temecula, California.


Jill - July 25th, 2019 at 12:40pm

Thanks for the reminder! I have so much to be thankful for and sometimes forget to be grateful for all of it! I’m truly blessed! May God bless you!

Zac - July 26th, 2019 at 7:20pm

You're welcome Jill! It's good to be reminded of how good God is!

Roxanna McSwain - July 25th, 2019 at 12:49pm

Thank you for the reminder that we always need to be thankful for the things God has done for us. Let us

remember to be thankful for the things not only that SEEM good to us, but for ALL THINGS.

Zac - July 26th, 2019 at 7:21pm

You're welcome Roxanna! Yes! Thankful in ALL THINGS!

Lynn Hudgins - July 25th, 2019 at 2:36pm

I saw a sign yesterday that said "You can always, always, ALWAYS be thankful. "

Two days in a row I'm being reminded of this. Hmmm??? Must be important. I know I am so blessed!

Zac - July 26th, 2019 at 7:21pm

Looks like God is talking to you Lynn! I'm glad you're paying attention! =0)

Jody Camp - July 26th, 2019 at 12:36pm

Such an awesome reminder, Pastor Zac, Thank You! Seeing my list on my fridge brings calm and focus to Praise Him for all that He has Blessed me with! Grateful to Him, and grateful for you. Have a Blessed weekend.

Zac - July 26th, 2019 at 7:22pm

I love that you put it on your fridge Jody! Way to go!!!

Constance lord - July 26th, 2019 at 3:42pm

Just a year of living in Temecula has brought so many blessings. Being near three of my children and their families is wonderful. However, attending Fusion has definitely added to my spiritual family as so many of you are like a sister or brother and that is awesome.

Zac - July 26th, 2019 at 7:22pm

It's a blessing to have you as part of the Fusion family Connie! What would we do without you?