1 Chronicles 29:12-13 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
Not only should we give thanks to God for who He is, but we should be ever so grateful for all that He’s done. He’s able to do far more than we can even imagine, and He even sometimes responds to prayer better than we thought He would. Not only is He good, but He provides.
All of the good we have in our lives is from the Lord. We owe Him our thanks because nothing we have here is our own. It’s all His and He allows us to be temporary caregivers to His things. He provides our physical needs, but think of all the other wonderful blessings He gives that have nothing to do with “things” at all. The intangible blessings are usually the most satisfying.
Imagine, the Lord of all things created, in heaven and on earth, giving up His Son for the sake of mankind, that we might be reconciled to Him. Even if He never gave us another single thing in this life, that’s a sufficient reason to give praise and thanks for the rest of eternity. We give thanks because of who His is, and because of what He’s done.