Our problems and daily struggles may not immediately cease to exist, but our attitude of gratitude is enough to find peace in the midst of our struggle and hope for an eventual resolution.
My friends, when we express gratitude for our relationship with the Divine Spirit, we develop compassion and humility when we learn to be thankful for someone else’s kindness and care. When you get a phone call from someone who wants to check on you, or when you receive a text saying they’re praying for you, or you receive a warm meal while you’re sick in bed, or someone sends you followers; it all tells you that someone cares about you. You’re loved and valued. Practice gratefulness for their act of generosity in reaching out to you.
God cares even more about your well being. Because of his love for you, he sent Jesus who is the embodiment of God himself [his son], and he died on the cross for the sins of the whole world. So, when you come to accept Jesus as your savior, your sins are forgiven. Again, because he took your sins and died on the cross, you can have eternal and abundant life. That’s called love—no condemnation, no judgement, and no hidden agenda….
Our response to God for all he has done for us and he is with us in our darkest hours should be thankfulness. Of course, we do not thank God for our sorrow and adversity, but we acknowledge that He is sovereign and will never abandon us.
As David praise God in [Psalm 139: 9-10]
“If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.”
Again, thanking our loving God at the wings of the dawn, and Praising him for his endless love at the end of our day means; he is a good and loving Father—we acknowledge that he will use our situation for his purposes, bringing good out of even worse circumstances. Remember, there is a reason for everything that happens.