I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
As was discussed in “Thanks in Worship” we should take time to thank God for answered prayers. But there are other times when all we can do is cry out to God. These are special times that we ought to be especially thankful for.
Romans 8:26 tells us, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” We don’t know anymore at that moment than we need God’s help and that we must cry out to Him. And God will answer what we can’t even express into words!
Many people have become saved, knowing only that there was something wrong in their life and that God was the only one who could make it right. In these times God draws people near to Him and places them in the right position that they hear the gospel or the words that they need to hear.
When God responds to our cries in a remarkable way, we have no choice but to respond in thanksgiving for what God has done for us.