Entering My gates with thanksgiving and My courts with praise isn’t a formula. I don’t want perfunctory thanks and a few words of praise to be said before you can enter My presence. The posture of your heart is what this verse means.
Are you coming to Me grateful, and with a heart poised to praise Me? If not, that’s okay. Even if you’re struggling to understand something I’ve allowed in your life, or you’re flat out angry with Me, you can still have the heart posture those verses describe.
The very fact of your coming, even when you’re feeling that way is the posture of heart I desire in all My people. The posture of come. Just come. Come as you are.
I already know how you’re feeling and can hear the thoughts that run through your mind. Your life is an open book to me, even before you come. You’re not hiding anything from Me by not coming.
Don’t wait until you feel like you can genuinely thank and praise Me for what you are experiencing to come. Just come to Me, as you are, with every real and raw emotion.
I will take those feelings and tenderly care for your heart and lead you to a place of understanding of My goodness, which will allow you to release the anger and replace it with genuine thankfulness and praise. Let Me lead you there. You don’t need to do that on your own. Just bring it to Me. The good, the bad, and the ugly.