I Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ for you
As we look around the world today, it is hard to give thanks. As we hear about the continued unrest in the Middle East; the persecution of christians for their faith, it is hard to give thanks. As we see Ferguson Missouri being torn apart by hatred, bitterness, ignorance, and the kind of violence born of the devil; it is hard to give thanks. As the faithless struggle and the faithful morn, the world cries out in pain caused by sin; it is hard to give thanks.
But, it is God’s will that we give Him thanks. So, that is what we do, even and especially when it is hard. Romans: 8:28 is a verse for the faithful. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. It is a reminder that God is in charge not man. that God is sovereign; it is God’s plan, not the musings of man and his fleshly desires that win the day. So, the faithful weep like children in prayer to our Father and give thanks. Scripture tells us that the Lord hears our prayers Psalm 66:20 gives us this promise: Blessed be God who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me. In this knowledge we give our troubles to the Lord with faith that He has hears us and we give thanks.
Today, as we gather with loved ones or work to support our loved ones give thanks for the may provisions that God has for you. Giving thanks most importantly to God for our salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Grace & Peace,
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