It’s not any worse… (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Are you thankful no matter what happens in your life?

Absolutely not, if you are like most.

Face it, the first response a normal person has when faced with challenges in their life is not one of thanksgiving. In the midst of trials, just mentioning thankfulness is far from most folks mind. Many religious groups would say you should be thankful in all things; as if you should be thankful for the bad stuff that happens to you.

Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.  (1 Thessalonians 5:18 CEV)

“In every situation that happens in my life, I am thankful that because of Jesus it’s not any worse.”

It would be pretty hard to say “thank you Jesus” for the mess that we experience along our journey.

Human nature is bent towards the negative. The reason is we focus on the wrong side of the problem. We should be thankful because of Jesus. Let me give an example. A person is spared from what should have been a fatal car accident and because of the grace of God, that person comes out with no broken bones only soreness. Should they be thankful for the accident? No. They should, however, be thankful that because of Jesus it wasn’t worse. Any time we are faced with a challenge, our focus should be bent towards the goodness of Jesus shown to us in the situation. It could have been; it should have been worse.

While we are going through our everyday life situations, be thankful that He has given us much more. He is working behind the scene on our present day challenges. Learn how to bend towards the positive by focusing on the good that can be found in any situation.

 

[note note_color=”#0000ff” text_color=”#ffffff”]Question: Think of a bad situation you’ve experienced, can you identify anything good that came out of it? Leave a comment below.[/note]

 

 

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