by Holy Host
Thanksgiving is next Thursday but sometimes during trying times it can seem quite difficult to find things to be thankful for.
But being thankful shouldn’t be a state saved for good times alone.
God calls the believer to be in a continual state of thankfulness. God’s sustaining love doesn’t change for you, good times or bad. Likewise your thankfulness should be the same in good times and bad.
1 Thessalonians 5:18, “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Are you in that place where you give thanks for everything, not just for what you want or enjoy?
Learn to be blessed in the place you are now, not just where you want to be. Know that God will never leave you or forsake you.
Is it difficult to always be thankful? Of course it is. The key is to remain focused on God.
“…give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”
During each show I refer to the trials in your life as “life situations” that is because situations change. You must remind yourself that God transcends situational issues and He has a plan for you.
It is easy to be thankful when wonderful things happen to you but what about those “desert” times in your life when it seem good fortune has dried up?
Look for the little things in life you might be taking for granted and thank the Lord for them.
Thank God not only for what He provides but also, what He takes away.
Be consistent in your gratitude to Him. Remember life is not just circumstances.
When you get to that place where your spirit is louder than your head, where you’re aware that He is consistent regardless of what’s happening around you, then you can truly be thankful “in all circumstances”.