Verse of the day...

~ “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thankful Thursday....

You know, we're supposed to thank God all times - for all things. And sometimes we don't feel very grateful or thankful. And yet, as God's children, we are to thank Him all the time and to thank Him for everything. Ephesians 5:20 says, "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." When he says giving thanks always for all things, that makes it a little difficult. That brings up some real questions. There are some very bad things that happen to a child of God. Sickness, sorrow, disappointment, death, divorce, abuse, murder, rape, and mayhem. Why does God allow these things, and how can we possibly give God thanks always and for all things?

Sin: Why do hard things happen? Very frankly, we live in a world that is cursed with sin, and therefore filled with sorrow.
Dependency: Sometimes God allows us to have problems to cause us to depend upon Him.
Maturity: When you have difficulty, you learn more during those times than you learn in the good times.
Patience: When bad things happen to you, inexplicable things, could it be that God is just simply working patience in you?
Ministry: Things that happen to you may happen to you to enable you to minister to other people.
Glory: When we suffer and yet keep praising God, it gives God glory.
*The struggle is real for me right now! Desperately trying to pray through it!!
God Bless you all

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