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Does The Bible Say Be Thankful In Bad Circumstances? - 07/15/2013

We know we should be thankful but times are hard and our lives are messed up.  Why should we be thankful? "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV . THANKS We should give thanks because it is the right thing to do. Whatever our circumstances are there are blessings we have that we should be thankful for. We may suffer loss and personal disaster but we must look for the other things in our lives we can be grateful for. ALL We are prone to be grateful when things are going well, but here the Bible instructs us to give thanks in all circumstances, whether those situations are good or bad. GIVE THANKS This is an active phrase that commands us to do something. To actively give thanks is to tell God, "Thank you." We have to make it a point to offer the prayer and the praise of thankfulness. GOD'S WILL Many of us wonder what God wants us to do with our lives, and people of faith often discuss the question of God's will. We ask, "What is God's will for me?" The answer: it is God's will that we be thankful people. CIRCUMSTANCES When we give thanks to God in those bad dark times it is a reaffirmation that He is God. It says God is good, wise, loving and merciful. If He is loving and all powerful then He allows each circumstance for good. This is not positive thinking- it is faith. When the disaster comes we can thank Him because the God of All Good is involved. It is not the circumstance that we are...

Does The Bible Say Be Thankful In Bad Circumstances?

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