Tues., Nov. 20, 2018
1 Thessalonians 5:18- Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.
Sometimes, it’s hard to live out this Bible verse.
No matter what happens … give thanks?
When the fall is wet, and crops can’t be harvested, give thanks.
When your heart is broken, give thanks.
When a loved one deals with the evils of addiction, give thanks.
When the weather is crappy, give thanks.
When you are bone tired and there are things yet to do today, give thanks.
When there doesn’t seem to be enough funds to cover the bills, give thanks.
When loved ones are having a hard time getting along, give thanks.
When you can’t find the right job, give thanks.
When life is depressing, give thanks.
When everything seems familiar and yet challenging at the same time, give thanks.
And a whole bunch of other scenarios, give thanks.
I know. It’s not easy to always give thanks. Often, it really is easier to belly-ache, complain, be afraid, not ask for help and/or wallow in self-pity than to give thanks.
Just for one day, try to give thanks for everything. Yup, everything. See what happens.
And let me know.
For God’s wisdom that I am to always give thanks, I am grateful.
Holy God – it really is so much easier to be unhappy than to constantly give thanks. Help shift my perspective today, if only ever so slightly. Amen.
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