domingo, 10 de fevereiro de 2008
"Thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (MSG)
God is good! Yes, He is! No matter what happens, God is there for you. And as hard and as crazy as it may sound, when the walls collapse and the world tumbles in, and when it looks like everything you've loved is lost, that's the time to say, "Thank You, God!"
I can hear you cringe as you read these words. "Oh! That's too hard to do. You don't know what I've lost. How can I possibly thank God? I don't want to thank Him. I want things back the way they were."
Of course you want God to repair the damage that is deflating you, disappointing you, discouraging you, or defeating you. You want your job back. You want your money back. You want your loved one back. You want your health back. But hear me out-that's the time when you need most to say, "Thank you, God."
Thankfulness should be an ongoing attitude, not just an occasional incident.
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Thank You, Father, for life with its highs and lows, its ups and downs, its laughter and its tears. I can be thankful no matter what happens because I know You love me.