#40 Giving Thanks in All Things
Posted: Sunday, August 13th, 2017Print
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1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMPC
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
Giving thanks in all things is a leap over our opinions and ignorance and into the realm of faith, where the heavens are open and grace is the power to endure the circumstances.
The Lord taught me to thank Him for everything. When my daughter-in-law died suddenly in an accident, I fell on my face and thanked Him through tears. It seemed to set in motion a grace for my son to thank God – even with a crushed heart – for the time he had with her. I never told him to thank God. He knew it and said it. That grace and gratitude continued during the years it took him to recover.