Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
God prepares us to be grateful. He helps us discover the gifts of His faithfulness. He opens our eyes and shows us the power of Jesus. And He readies us to discover there is ALWAYS reason to be thankful for the blessing of His love.
It's hard to embrace a grateful frame of mind, when life creates difficult moments. But when life is challenging, God reminds us to faithfully TRUST. He is the constant source of STRENGTH that keeps us going. He fills us with HOPE for tomorrow and provides PEACE for today, as we humble our hearts and find reasons to be thankful.
When we hold tight to what is good, it becomes clearer that God is with us. And when we absorb His WORD, we become aware of the depth of His love. He provides wisdom to recognize why we must put our faith in Him. And He humbles our hearts for praise.
God will help us develop an attitude of gratitude. In the timing of His will, He will bless those who gratefully choose to receive what He provides. God is great! He will give us PEACE, STRENGTH and bless us with His FAITHFULNESS. Isn’t that reason enough to give thanks in every circumstance? We will never be without the offering of His amazing grace.
Dear God, Thank you for Your presence. Thank you for mercy and love. You cover us in grace and guide us where we learn to be patient in the timing of Your will. YOU reward us with HOPE, as we humbly TRUST in You. We will love You with ALL of our hearts and choose to be thankful! And we will gratefully begin our prayers in praise, in ALL circumstances. Thank you, Lord! Thank you! Amen