Psalms 107:22 Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, And tell of His works with joyful singing.

It can be a sacrifice to give thanks to God. For instance, when we don’t feel like being thankful, we sacrifice the moodiness of our flesh to give thanks to God. When our life is not going the way we desired, we surrender our negative emotions, think on what God has done, and offer God a sacrifice of thanksgiving.

The very breath we have in our lungs to give thanks is a reason to thank God. The fact that we’re not dead is a reason to thank God. The promise that God is always with us, guarantees to protect us, and continuously blesses us is a reason to thank God. What we’re thankful for is a direct result of a sacrifice. That sacrifice was made by Jesus. If we can’t think of anything else to be thankful for, thank God for Jesus.

We may not always feel like it and thanksgiving may not always seem warranted based on our current conditions, but if we really look closely at our lives, God deserves all of the praise, glory, honor, and thanks for what He’s done.