In all things giving thanks

by adustyframe ~ August 31st, 2006

This is something I really have struggled with.

It’s not easy to honestly say “thank you God for this. Thank you that my husband is in prison”

I usually choke over these words.

So I don’t like this and my sin nature is NOT thankful.

So what to do? Live in disobedience or obey this Biblical principle?

I have had to choose to obey by asking the Lord for help. I remember once saying, “Lord, I am not thankful for this but you ask me to be. Please help. Help me to obey and thank you for this.”

I also try to be thankful by counting my blessings and thanking Him for sending people to care for us.

I was humming a song tonight,

In all things, in all things, I will praise your holy name.

God is worthy of my praise and he asks me to be thankful. So I am working on this.

I know that know we “see through a glass darkly” but at some point it will be clear to us. Perhaps not until heaven.

In the meanwhile, I am working on being obedient by offering my thanksgiving to God.

Lizzie

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