It’s so easy to become pessimistic sometimes. It’s so easy to become ungrateful; it’s so easy to pout and complain about the things we don’t have or the things we should have done that we didn’t do that true thanksgiving can often be the furthest things from our mind. But when we look at all the things that God has given us we have more than the majority of the world. However, we never look at it from that perspective; we simply tend to look at what’s happening in our own little world, never to consider that if you have it bad it most certainly could be worse.
However, the believer has been commanded to give God thanks in everything for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. If you are in Christ and more importantly, Christ is in you then you have someone who is willing to fight on your behalf; you have someone that is an advocate for you. In fact, you have the Holy Spirit in you that is willing to comfort and walk alongside you regardless of what’s going on in your world.
Thus, to give him thanks in everything is not to say that we enjoy what we are going through, but it is to say that we can thank him in everything because we know that what we are going through is working out for our good. Hence, the circumstance that seems as if it’s overwhelming us is actually that which is going to eventually cause us to grow in Christ Jesus and become who He desires for us to be.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason