Thankful in Every Situation
Thankful people are happy people, and each of us have lots to be thankful for! You have life. You can read this. You have Christ. Some may say, “But my circumstances are not good.” The apostle Paul was in prison when he wrote the letter to the Ephesians, yet he was still rejoicing in the Lord. Gratefulness turned Paul's prison to a palace, and just the same, ungratefulness would have turned his palace to a prison. Change your negative attitude into an attitude of gratitude even about the simple things in life. God loves us so much that He doesn't hold anything back from us if we ask. So despite what things may look like right now, give your attention to God. As you focus on celebrating Him, He is behind the scenes fixing every broken piece for your favor. Having a good attitude through it all is what will truly bring glory to God. It is easy to be grateful when things are going well. But as others see you enduring hardship with thanksgiving in your heart, it will inspire them to do the same. God has promised that if we will do three simple things—continue to pray, to love Him, and to want His will—that all things will work together for our good. That’s God's guarantee to us that no matter how messy life gets, He will make good out of it. If you want victory in your life, all you have to do is adopt a lifestyle of thanksgiving. Be thankful the God has already given you the victory over your circumstances. If you can manage to be thankful in every situation, really believing that God is working everything out for your good, you will end up with the victory every single time.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
A Prayer for Today
Gracious God, Thank You for the gift of today. Teach me when to speak and when to listen, when to ponder and when to share. In moments of challenge and decision, attune my heart to Your wisdom. As I perform ordinary and unnoticed tasks, gift me with simple joy. When my day goes well, may I rejoice. When it grows difficult, surprise me with new possibilities. Thank You Lord for the victory in every situation. When life is overwhelming, restore in me your peace and harmony. Thank you for every blessing. May my life reveal Your goodness.