God wants us to have a heart of gratitude every day. We can give thanks in all circumstances, even during the not-so-perfect seasons. Giving thanks to God positions us to see our circumstances from His perspective.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
God wants us to give thanks always because as we give Him thanks we are acknowledging His presence.
Thanksgiving should be an everyday thing (aside from all the food).
When we worry we are basically saying God I don’t trust you. God wants us to learn the even in the midst of the storm, He is still with us and is still in control.
In Luke 8 we see the disciples in a boat with Jesus, yet they were in the middle of a storm and were in great danger (Luke 8:23). The disciples were afraid and Jesus was asleep so they woke him up. Jesus then got up and rebuked the storm and it subsided, and all was calm. He says to the disciples, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:24-25)
You would think that the disciples wouldn’t be in great danger because Jesus was in the boat with them, but Jesus allowed them to go through the storm because He wanted them to be still and know that He is God even in the midst of the storm.
Whatever storm you may be facing today, know that Jesus is still with you.
We may see that Jesus is asleep and not moving in our circumstances, but we must trust that He is still sovereign and will come through in the perfect timing.
Psalm 26:7 says, “proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.” Take this week to give thanks to God for what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do. New Podcast “Keeping A Heart of Gratitude.”
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