Philippians 4:4-8 reads, Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I shouldn’t shocking anyone out there when I declare no one’s life is perfect. The world is broken and even the best lives experience trouble. In the end life isn’t about what happens to us. It’s about how we choose to view what happens to us.
We can approach life with chronic anxiety, anger or negativity and that is what life will be filled with, or we can choose to approach life with hope, faith and thankfulness and that is what life will be filled with.
In this world two forces are always at work. Good and evil. God and the Devil. Light and Dark. Some day that will change and the Good God who is Light will defeat once and for all the darkness, but winning over the darkness is His job not yours. Your job is to be thankful
Thankfulness is a conscious decision to recognize the work of God in our lives.
Today is a day we in America set aside to be thankful. Take some time to rest and thank God for His work in your life. It may not change your circumstances, but it will change how you look at them and in the end that is what you are called by God to do.
Happy Thanks giving! JE