Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever. (Psalm 118:1 NLT)
The Bible tells us to give thanks to God in all things. This may seem counterintuitive because sometimes the things we are facing don’t appear as reasons to be thankful.
The interesting thing about giving thanks to God is that when we choose to thank Him in the good times and the bad, we receive a blessing from Him - joy. In our feeble minds, this exchange seems strange and even impossible. Yet, it is true.
Giving thanks to God in everything opens our hearts to the knowledge that, even in the hard times, God is good and His love endures forever.
"The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress."
- Francis Frangipane