Learning to live life through a prism of thankfulness and gratefulness is a discipline that helps keep our heart free from trap of entitlement and ungratefulness that leads to bitterness, selfishness, and pride.
Paul didn’t say, “For everything give thanks…”, but “In everything give thanks…”
In other words, just because you’re facing a trial or, as my dad terms “waves of adversity” doesn’t mean you stop finding reasons to live thankful.
This doesn’t sound very hard, until you’re faced with a huge financial setback, a child who is very ill and in the hospital, marriage trouble, or a health crisis.
Suddenly, our mind is gripped with worry and anxiety. Frustration overtakes us and plants seeds of doubt in our mind and we begin questioning God.
We start to second-guess ourselves, wondering if we somehow stepped out of God’s will. We begin to think that if we were truly in the will of God that these bad things wouldn’t happen to us.
Scripture is filled with commands for us to give thanks!
Hi, my name is Rosilind and I am a Bible study leader and author. I serve on the leadership team for Good Morning Girls, founded by Courtney from Women Living Well, and I started the Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian chapter of Good Morning Girls. I am a student of the Bible and hold an Associates degree in theology. I love God’s Word and I enjoy teaching others how to have an effective quiet time, even as busy moms and homemakers. As I have prepared for these prayer challenges I have found exciting scriptures to target specific areas of our Christian walk.