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How Can We Give Thanks in All Circumstances?

Are you thankful no matter what? Perhaps you have lost your job recently, as the economy has continued to struggle. Or you may have lost your health, or a loved one. Such circumstances can be tremendously difficult. But even so, we all have much to be thankful for.

One of the hardest things for me is to give thanks for every circumstance, like our verse says. It seem like a stretch at first, especially when you are going through a difficult season in life. But, today’s verse doesn’t say to give thanks “for” everything, it says give thanks “in” everything. In other words, no matter what’s going on, find something to be thankful for. Don’t just focus on what’s wrong in your life; focus on what God will do in your life.

Being thankful, it opens the door for God to give you more to be thankful for. That’s why it says “this is God’s will for you.” He wants you to be close to Him, to receive His strength and power by giving thanks.

Today, we should have the attitude that says, “God, in spite of what’s happened, I will be grateful. I may be sick, but Father, thank You for being my healer. Thank You for giving me great friends and family.” Or, “I may be struggling in my marriage, but God, thank You for being my restorer. Thank You for giving me another sunrise.” As you give thanks in everything, you will see God’s hand mightily on your behalf, and you’ll come out of that difficulty better, stronger and wiser than ever before.

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

(1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV)

Pray For Me
Yahweh, today I  give You thanks in all things! Father, I know that You are a good God, and You have good plans in store for my future, so I thank You in advance. God, I bless You and thank You for life, employment, relationship, daily miracles, for every drop of blood You shed on my behalf, and for another day to sing Your praise and worship You, in the name of Yahshua my Messiah! Amen!

Psalms of Thanksgiving

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Psalm 105:1-3
I am under vows to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you.

Psalm 56:12
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.

Psalm 116:17
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Psalm 95:1-2
Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.

Psalm 118:19
I will extol the Lord at all times;His praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 34:1-3
I thank you, Lord, with all my heart;I sing praise to you before the gods. I face your holy Temple, bow down, and praise your namebecause of your constant love and faithfulness, because you have shown that your name and your commands are supreme.

Psalm 138: 1-2
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the name of the Lord Most High.

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By Pastor Ray Patrick

Evangelism. Outreach. Ministry.
Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School

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