1 Thessalonians 5:18: 18 Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Give thanks in everything, really God? What about when my child/parent/sibling dies, my husband/wife cheats, my son/daughter has a baby out of wedlock, my car dies on the way to an interview, a health issue arises or I have no money? Yes, loved one, even then.
We have to allow our minds to be renewed (Romans 12:2) in order to give thanks in EVERYTHING. In the past, I would gladly accept the good but ask WHY when the bad came. I thank God I don’t have to have all the answers anymore. I trust God has the best in mind for me and he knows my future. I don’t get it right all the time but hallelujah, better.
This song by Don Moen came to mind as I write “give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the holy one, give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ, his son and now let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us. Give thanks.” God set the precedence. We can rest in the fact he isn’t telling us to do anything he hasn’t already done well. He gave his one and only son to die for our sins. He is the ultimate in giving thanks in everything!
Thank you for reading again this week. I pray you are encouraged by this word. What are you thankful for? Tell me about it below or email me at Starlet@TakielaBynum.com.God bless you, Starlet