“. . . give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessolanians 5:16
The Bible clearly calls us to give thanks no matter our circumstance. However, it can be easy to forget to give thanks during hard times, and even good times. Often we blame God for our issues instead of thanking him for all of our blessings.
Reflect on giving thanks, no matter what your circumstances are, with the help of these insightful quotes:
“Only God is worthy to be praised. In all we do and all we are, our lives should pay tribute to God. Nothing else is good enough. Offer to God thanksgiving and praise, for He alone is deserving.”—Barbour Publishing, A Collection of Thanksgiving Blessings: Inspiration and Encouragement for a Season of Gratitude
“Jesus Christ went without comfort so that you might have it. He postponed joy so that you might share in it. He willingly chose isolation so that you might never be alone in your hurt and sorrow. He had no real fellowship so that fellowship might be yours, this moment. This alone is enough cause for great gratitude!”—Joni Eareckson Tada, A Thankful Heart in a World of Hurt
“The power of gratitude is the ability to see the good. More specifically, a grateful person is free to see the good. When we give thanks, our eyes are opened and our hearts can understand. Simply having eyes doesn’t guarantee sight. Eyes must be opened in order to see.”—Joshua Choomnim Kang, Spirituality of Gratitude: The Unexpected Blessings of Thankfulness
“Gratitude isn’t a drug to escape or ignore the reality of desperate circumstances. Instead, it gives us the courage to confront our problems, offering hope where hope cannot be found.”—Joshua Choomnim Kang, Spirituality of Gratitude: The Unexpected Blessings of Thankfulness
“Even in our darkest hour, there is always something for which we can say thanks. It should always be in our hearts to bless God as He has blessed us”—Helen Steiner Rice, Little Daily Graces: A Celebration of Thankfulness
We can be grateful that when the world is spinning, the heavenly Father is our anchor, our rock. What He says today holds true for tomorrow and the next day and the day after that. He will always love us.—Rebecca Currington, Everyday Thanks: Spiritual Refreshment for Women
“But nothing can affect how we live our lives more than forgetting the benefits of the Lord! When we forget what God has done for us in the past, we lose hope for the future and become discouraged. However, when we remind ourselves of how God has saved our souls, answered our prayers, and met our needs, our faith is renewed and our hearts overflow with thanksgiving!”—Karla Dornacher, Give Thanks
Now as you gather round the table with your friends and family this Thanksgiving holiday, you can spend time giving thanks by reflecting on all the ways God and his love have blessed you. Happy Thanksgiving!
“. . . give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessolanians 5:16 The Bible clearly calls us to give thanks no matter our circumstance. However, it can be easy to forget to give thanks during hard times, and even good times. Often we blame […]