How Can We Give Thanks in All Circumstances?
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
In last week’s post, I described grumbling as the accent of hell and gratitude as the accent of heaven. But as many of us prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, let’s take a longer look at gratitude.
More specifically, how is it possible to obey 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and “give thanks in all circumstances,” especially if our circumstances are horrible? What fuels thanksgiving when life seems to be one discouragement, disappointment, disease, disaster, and death after another?
There is only one way. And Jesus both is the way (John 14:6) and shows the way.
Eucharisteo: Thanks in the Face of Horror
The best place to see Jesus showing us the way is in the Upper Room where he,
took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it…