Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thanks In All Circumstances
“Give thanks in all circumstances.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18. . .
Paul continues by telling the Thessalonians and us to express thanks in all. situations. Christians have wrestled with this verse ever since he wrote it.
The key here is with the two letter word, ‘in’.
God doesn’t expect us to give thanks for all circumstances in which we find ourselves. We could do a lot of damage if we counseled people to give thanks for their hardship or their loved one’s major illness.
We need to recognize that all we have, all we are, and all we go through have God as the source. He allows the tough times to enter our lives. He promised to ‘never leave us or forsake us.’ (REF) We have to learn to thank Him for being there with us as we walk through the problem no matter what it is.