Friday’s Favorite

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”

One thought on “Friday’s Favorite

  1. 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.


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