Give thanks to the God of heaven.Down to the last verse of this chapter. The author, though he could have gone on much longer, focused most of his attention on Israel's history. In the last verse he thanked this loving God for daily provision for all creatures.
His love endures forever.
In this verse he simply tells us to "give thanks..." and that is exactly what we should do.
I know, from personal experience, and from the experiences of others, that this simple idea of thankfulness can be so elusive at times. There are days and situations that seem so overwhelming that giving thanks just doesn't seem sane. But we give thanks to God, not just because of the bad things that He rescues us from. We give thanks because of WHO God Is. He is the creator, He is the rescuer and the redeemer, He is the sustainer, He is the God of Heaven!
If you only give thanks to God when He does things the way you think they should go, then He is not really your God, you have become your own god.