Monday, November 22, 2010

Give Thanks....Even When You Don't Feel Like It!

Why is it that some of the hardest words for us to say are “thank you”, especially when things aren’t going well in our lives?

Why is it we only tell God thank you when all is right in our lives?  It’s easy to tell God thank you when we are sitting on the mountaintop all happy and smiley-faced, but what about when we are in the valley, sad and defeated?  We don’t even think about saying thank you to Him.

When our burdens are heavy, we forget about the wonderful blessings He’s given us and are angry about the troubles we face.   All we can see is our present  darkness.  But we should give thanks to God for all of our circumstances, not just the good times.  Even though we can’t see it at the time, there is always  a positive force in our trials — God.   We should make it a habit to say thank you to Him for trying times, as well as good times. 

First Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to give thanks in ALL circumstances, not just the good times.  Several of the Psalms include the verse “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

As we come into this season of thanksgiving, thank God for the valleys, not just the mountaintops.

I'm just sayin',

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