1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In everything give thanks

1 Thessalonians 5:18
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

-How often do we thank the Lord “for His goodness and His wonderful works”? (Psalm 107) We do good to throw some gratitude God’s way when He rains down a blessing and we consider ourselves thankful.  But think about what this verse is really saying:  “In everything give thanks”.  When’s the last time you thanked the Lord for giving you something you didn’t want to carry or for taking away something you wanted to keep?  Have you thanked the Lord for your sickness, or your bad finances, or your broken dream?  If you really believed the Bible, you would.  If you really believed that God is able to make all things work for our good (Romans 8:28), you would.  Anything less is just ungrateful.

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