It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by world events. Very real scary things are happening right now. But there is a secret ‘life hack’ God has given us… something that does not make sense to the natural mind, but has the power to change our perspective and give us strength to keep moving forward – A thankful heart.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” – (1 Thess 5:16 – 18)
How is this even possible?
Yet God calls us to give thanks in ALL circumstances!
This is because thanksgiving breaks the chains of inner turmoil, and lifts our eyes to see every little blessing we DO have. That God IS with us, and will never leave or forsake us.
Things we can be thankful for:
- Family & friends
- A home to shelter in,
- Health and ability
- A job if you still able to work,
- A beautiful country,
- But above all … a God who loves and cares for us, Who is with us and surrounds us with His grace, power and provision.
As we set our minds to be thankful, living with an attitude of gratitude, we are able to see and experience the many blessings of God, the more we choose to see the blessings, the more we open our lives to greater blessings…. and peace.
Fear, anxiety and negative emotions, or feeling like a victim, keep us trapped in a ‘possible’ future of uncertainty, while being grateful for every day blessings helps us live and enjoy the present.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” – (Phil 4:6 – 7)
THANKSGIVING brings peace!