January 22



Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will …

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NLT

You don’t have to be thankful FOR all circumstances, just thankful in the midst of them. There are those who teach that believers need to thank God for all the terrible things they experience, that they must be blessings in disguise.  Well some of them are disguised very well but they’re not blessings!  We have an Enemy who would like us to believe that God is causing us harm and that’s a lie.  In this world we will experience tragedy, trials and persecution, and God isn’t causing them.  What allows us to give thanks in those circumstances is the absolute assurance that God has already made a way out for us! Praise God for all He has already done and encourage yourself in His goodness and love. Then focus on what God has promised and how you’ll feel when the victory is yours.  Now, enjoy the peace that makes it possible to give thanks in all circumstances.
• I am grateful for my life and all the promise that it holds.

• God has already blessed with so much that I can’t help but thank Him.

• I know God will bring me through to victory so I give Him praise now.