Today is a US national holiday called Thanksgiving Day. No matter where you are, I hope you join me in giving sincere thanks for blessings from above.

May our hearts be filled with gratitude and recognition of blessings beyond measure. With attitudes of gratitude we will find that God is a God of Hope.

There is wisdom in the quotes below and promises associated with the following instructions from the Bible:

The best things in life are not things.”  (John Ruskin)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.”  (Helen Keller)

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.” 
(Colossians 4: 2)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
(Philippians 4: 6 & 7)

Please know that this hopeful messenger is thankful for you, the unseen reader. Let us pray for each other and keep sharing hope from our God of Hope.

[For history associated with Thanksgiving, please see these blogposts: November 20, 21, 22 of 2018 and November 27, 2019.]


  1. Is anything more amazing and awe-inspiring than the idea that our God who created the stars and planets, mountains and oceans, cares so much for us in our distress that he has promised to wipe away every tear. “Have no anxiety at all; but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” (Philippians 4:6)

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