During this holiday, we spend time with families, friends, eat, overeat, and watch football. However, we should use this holiday of Thanksgiving as a time reflect and be “thankful” for what the Lord has given us.
In the book of Thessalonians, we come across this passage. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess 5:18). Easier said than done, right? While it is easy to be thankful and give God the glory for the good things; it is tough to do in the not good things.
How are we to act happy or thankful when things don’t go our way, doors close, tragic events happen, etc…. Well, because as it says in the passage; it is the will of God. And why is it his will for both good and bad things to happen? Psalm 136:1 says it perfectly “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good and his steadfast love endures forever”.
This means that trials and tribulations may come, but is important that you cling to the Lord, because he is your anchor and loves you unconditionally. And that friends, is something to be thankful for!