BIBLE:"...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18 /ESV)
PRAYER: I must confess, Lord, that sometimes I don't give thanks in all circumstances. Even though you are always present, sometimes my heart wants to shut you out--especially when I hurt. Thank you for loving me anyway. Help me to give thanks at all times. And help me to remember that because of Jesus I can look confidently to the future where there will be no more sorrow and pain. Help me to walk in faith. AMEN.
REFLECT and RESPOND: Do you think that we can force ourselves to give thanks to God when on the inside we are hurting or feeling depressed or miserable? What is the role of faith in being able to give true thanks in everything? Share in the comments.
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