Today’s post, Gratitude, from Melanie at Just Beloved, encourages us that gratitude is a choice found in the One who loved us first and that miracles unfold when we give God thanks no matter what comes our way.
Beloved: I see your struggles. I hear your cries. I see the disappointments and trials you face. But know that no matter what, I am always with you and I am always for you. Gratitude is the lens you can look through to focus on and see the bigger picture. Thankfulness in the midst of trials, pain, or problems frees Me to move in greater ways on your behalf. I know at times it’s a great sacrifice to praise and to trust Me through life’s difficulties. But I can work all things together for your good, because I love you, and because you love Me.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18)