THANKFULNESS takes the sting out of adversity. – EPHESIANS 5 : 20, PSALM 118 : 1, PSALM 89 : 15

“THANKFULNESS takes the sting out of adversity. That is why GOD has instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give GOD thanks (regardless of your feelings), and GOD gives you Joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience—at times, blind obedience. To people who don’t know The LORD intimately, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank GOD for heartrending hardships. Nonetheless, those who obey The LORD in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties may remain. Thankfulness opens your heart to GOD’S Presence and your mind to GOD’S thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a light has been switched on, enabling you to see from The LORD’S perspective. It is this Light of GOD’S Presence that removes the sting from adversity.”


. . . always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. EPHESIANS 5 : 20

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. PSALM 118 : 1

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. PSALM 89 : 15


Prayer: God as I give you thanks regardless of my circumstances, open my heart to your presence and my mind to your thoughts. Remove the sting from adversity as my eyes are fixed on you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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