There are days where it is hard to find anything to feel thankful about. These are the kind of days when something happens to us that feels unfair and undeserved. God calls us to be thankful in all circumstances, regardless of how we feel about those circumstances. God calls us to take perspective of our circumstances and find the good even during the bad. We are called to rejoice in every single day, recognizing that “this is the day that the Lord has made;let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24).
As Christians we are called to recognize that every good thing comes from God. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17). The source of all that is good does not come from within our own actions but from the outpouring of our Father. We have been given many gifts and talents that have helped us achieve anything good that we have in our lives.
God does not call us to be thankful FOR all circumstances but rather to be thankful IN all circumstances. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Put this into action by joining our 25 Days of Gratitude challenge. We are starting every morning by thinking of 25 reasons to be thankful. You can read more about how this can change your life in our post here.