Give Thanks In Bad Circumstances?

A Small Thoughts post.

It’s amazing how many times God tells us in the Bible to be thankful.

It’s mentioned three times within three verses in Colossians:

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:15-17 ESV

There are an infinite amount of things to be thankful for, and we can never be thankful enough.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 it says to “gives thanks in all circumstances.” But how do we do thanks in bad circumstances? Should we be thankful for them?

Back to Colossians:

We can always thank God for saving us who are believers–and all the other things he does–and for the offer for those who aren’t. This is always bigger than anything we’re going through, even though there are circumstances, sometimes ongoing, that can be absolutely overwhelming at the time.

May we experience the benefits of being thankful because of what God has first done for us. We know this is God’s will for us (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Remember those who are struggling this Thanksgiving.

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