Take an appreciation tour of your life, what are you thankful for? Make a list focusing on what you have instead of what is missing. Celebrate the little things. When you think you have little, there are people who have nothing.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Our heavenly Father is faithful and will never forsake us. As we come to him daily, willing to be shaped and directed, his word gives guideposts of clear direction. Everything we read, see and experience shows us in some way that, although we do not visibly see God, he is with us. Over centuries of time, others have have looked back to understand that God's spirit and presence were there, even when they felt alone. We have full confidence in what God has said in the scriptures.
For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
God enables his people to do great things. Some of the things we do with his ability and might are beyond our own physical power. The things we do with his power should bring glory to his name. God does not give us power to do things that are sinful and contrary to his will and nature. Let us go out today to do great things with the power we have from God.
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
We all go through times when life seems to overwhelm us. The bible reassures us that God's presence is with us to help in difficult times, even when we don't realize it. Moments of darkness in our lives may be caused by the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or a home, or some tragedy. God has promise to never leave us alone.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble
In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.. I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
Roy Graneau is the full-time preacher for the South Edmonton Church of Christ.