Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Psalm 136:1 (NKJV)
When you are in the middle of a storm in life it can be difficult to give thanks to God. During those difficult times it’s important to recall everything that God has done for you in the past. What did God do for you before? How did He answer prayer in the past? How did He bring a resolution to your previous problems? When we recall what He’s done before, it serves as encouragement that God is with us and will assist us again.
As an exercise, get one sheet of paper. Next, write at least 5 things you are thankful for or 5 things God has done for you in the past. Reflect on what you wrote for a few minutes, then give God thanks for what He’s done in the past and what He will do in the future.