"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:1-2
How do we summon gratitude in the midst of our uncertain world? If you’re a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, you’re basis is not your circumstances, but something greater.
Paul told the church at Thessalonica they could “give thanks in everything.”Why? Because it is the“will of God in Christ.”(1 Thessalonians 5: 18)
We as followers of Christ should believe that every piece of hardship is a grace gift from the Lord, sent for our growth, sanctification, and greater intimacy with our Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus. We shouldn’t believe we’re here on this earth all alone. Why? The Creator God is firmly in charge.
Though life may get hard, and it does, it all falls under God’s sovereign will. And so we give thanks. Because for us as His children “All is Well”
There is joy, hope and peace in knowing the Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty.
My life before I repented of all my sin, was washed clean by the blood of the Lamb of God-- Jesus Christ and was born again; was one of utter selfishness in every aspects of my life. I lived for ME and only me!
Now I live for my Lord and soon coming King, rejoicing daily. I earnestly desire to share the message of the Gospel, encourage sisters/brothers in Christ by fervent prayer and studying the Holy Scriptures more each day.
Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.
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Hi Stephanie. Thanks for this word of encouragement.
It is a mark of the REALITY of our experience with God that we can praise Him for everything in life.
Life doesn’t become a ‘bed of roses’ when we become a blood-bought, adopted child of the living God, but we *DO* experience His abiding presence and His undertaking for us *IN* our troubles.
With hindsight, we can look back on the severest times of trouble and see that they were indeed times when we ‘grew’ spiritually and we thank God for them and the work He was able to do in our lives as He guided us through them.
We serve a truly amazing God who loves us with an everlasting love and gave Himself for us.