“But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,”
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AUDIO VERSIONDAY AFTER THANKSGIVINGWhile it might seem easier to praise God when we are happy and comfortable, it is as important, if not more important, to thank God in the middle of challenges.
“But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,” (2 Thessalonians 2:13)
Paul tells us to rejoice and give thanks in every circumstance. This can be hard to do when things could be better.
God calls us to a life of thankfulness, and that is God’s plan for our lives, so we give thanks.
Sometimes things in life are difficult, and we get upset, but in those moments, God asks us to thank Him anyway.
The challenges in our lives are not pointless, and God has a purpose for everything. We sometimes do not see the good in every moment, but God can see the whole picture.
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians 3:17)
No matter how we feel, we are still in control of what we do and say, and we should use every opportunity to point our lives back to God.
By finding the good and giving thanks in every circumstance, we set ourselves apart from the rest of the world while lifting our attitudes by fixing our eyes on God instead of on the world.
Whether we see the blessing abounding in our lives or we are struggling to find what to be thankful for, we turn to God. He is the one who blesses us with His salvation daily, and He wants us to praise Him even in the middle of a challenge. We must trust in God and His purpose for our lives.
When is it easiest to be thankful?Do you need Prayer? We are here to pray with you.
“Heavenly Father, I thank You for giving us a purpose for life. Without You, we could do nothing but end up without the final purpose for our life. You are the purpose, and we want to obey Your every command. You are life! Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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