All of us will encounter difficulties in life. If we haven’t yet, we will. The important thing is to build up our faith and our relationship with Christ because He is our solid rock. He will help us be grateful and give thanks IN all circumstances. That doesn’t mean we have to be thankful FOR the difficulty. We can have an attitude of gratitude and find things we’re thankful for in the midst of the challenge. If I’m sick, I can still be thankful for the medicine available, the doctors who support me, the peace I feel from Jesus, my supportive family, etc.
Questions for further thought:
1. What is a difficulty you’re going through?
2. What is something you can be thankful for despite the difficulty?
Challenge: Spend time in God’s word each day, whether it be reading or listening to it online or through an app. Even reading a short passage each day will strengthen you and prepare you for when hard times come.
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