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Gratitude, No Matter What


“In every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

It’s worth noting Paul doesn’t instruct us to give thanks to God for every circumstance. Instead, he urges us to give thanks to God in every circumstance. Paul’s words remind us that gratitude isn’t anchored in ease; it’s anchored in intimacy. The more we know God, the more reasons we have to thank Him. Gratitude may not be our first response when our circumstances are challenging or disappointing. But when we focus on who God is, we discover that we can give thanks even from the middle of our mess. Wherever you find yourself, I’m certain of this: God is with you. And He is for you. And He’s doing more than your eyes can see.

Much love and care, Pastor Pat


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