Thankfulness is a powerful ally of love. When you feel far from love, thankfulness will always help you get back. Thank God for every good thing in your life. Thank him until you can feel his affection for you break through the walls around your heart and mind. Let the loving kindness in every word he speaks wash over your thoughts and emotions until they replace every fear, pain, and rejection with love, joy, and peace. Let this become your sanctuary, the place you go to reset your soul.
“The gate into God’s presence is unlocked with thankfulness, and opened with a love song he’s given your heart” (Psalm 100:4, paraphrase).