Be Thankful

Be Thankful

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” This verse is a command. God is telling us what His will is. Live a life of thankfulness, regardless of our circumstances.

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Whenever we come to verses in Scripture that detail clearly what God’s will is, we know that what He says is the best thing for us, as we live in this fallen world. God’s eyes see clearer than our eyes on any given day. He is perfect in knowledge. He is our Creator. Jesus knows our weaknesses, for He walked as a man here on earth. He personally knows circumstances can derail people mentally. But God has not given us a spirit of fear or timidity, He has given us power, love, and a sound mind in every circumstance. This ability helps us to focus on Him and give Him thanks, even in trying times.

Here on earth, circumstances change, but Jesus never changes. He is the one constant we have in life, and His consistency keeps us stable.

Honestly, we do not have to give thanks for difficult times – there are evil, cruel situations that some face with hatred rampant in communities. We give thanks to God in difficult times because He is worthy of our thanks.

God’s love for us is strong – it’s a stronger influence in our lives than the world’s hatred. He has given us everything we need to overcome.

Thank You God!

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This Thought for the Day, written by Alysa VanderWeerd, is on the Glorify app. Glorify is a great free Christian resource for all those looking for a quick daily devotional on their phone. The app includes the option to read devotions or listen to them, and includes music, meditations and children’s stories.

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