Life hard? Family toxic? Kids ungrateful? Job suck? Friend dump you? Lover reject you? Broke again? Drunk again? Sick again? Grieving someone you lost? Failed at your last effort? Can’t find the right “other”? Lonely? Overworked? Stressed?
We all have something it is very hard to give thanks for.
Two “God things” come to mind, though. He DID promise He would turn ALL things to GOOD. Which, WHEW, hard to imagine. (Romans 8:28 if you want to check)
Plus He DIDN’T exactly specify we had to give the praise and thanks for those exact hard things…cuz there’s always plenty of OTHER things…many mercies…for which we CAN be grateful.
And there really is something holy and healing about giving thanks ANYWAY.
Bible says God actually somehow lives in our praise, it ties somehow to His glory. And comes back to us in some mysterious way we cannot really fathom.
Try it! Give it some heart then give it some time. Watch your faith at work.
Besides…Black Friday sales start after dinner 🙂
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:18